So yesterday on the 22nd November, I finished this years nano novel, yesterday I was in the zone and pumped out over ten thousand words in a twelve hour writing marathon.
The story came out faster than my arthritic hands could cope. But I did it. Such elation, a celebratory gin and tonic and I was done.
Delilah is printed and resting until edit time in the new year. I can’t wait to tear it open and polish her to perfection. I love this story. It’s of growth and adventure, it is about a women coming of age, of seeing the true light in her life during unusual and difficult circumstances.
I am so grateful to the team at nano for giving us writers an opportunity to take time out of our everyday lives and focus on our novels. This is my fifth year competing nano and I already have plans for next year’s novel.
I am grateful to my family for putting up with nano and letting me nap gratefully this afternoon when we get home from work.
My next task is editing Allison, due for release early 2020🙂
(First posted on VanessaMcKay.com 22/11/2019)