Monday, November 30, 2015

Victory for the Rebellion: National Novel Writing Month 2015 Update

As I mentioned at the beginning of the month, I was a rebel for this year’s National Novel Writing Month. I wrote 50,000 words of short stories instead of 50,000 words on a novel.

It went well overall. Pressing onward when a short story isn’t going as planned is a lot easier than pressing onward when a novel isn’t going as planned.

On the other hand, once a short story is finished, the momentum ends. Starting a new tale can be difficult on busy or exhausting days.

In the end, I’m glad I did short stories instead of a novel. It was a fun experiment, and most of the stories seemed to turn out pretty well. I completed ten stories in all. Once they’ve been edited, I hope to submit them to magazines or other publications.

Did you do National Novel Writing Month? If so, how did it go for you?


  1. Yay, great job! Haha, like the post title, too. ;)
    I think this was my best year of NaNo yet, so I'm pretty happy about that. :)

    1. Thanks, Amy! I'm glad it went well for you. :)