December 1, 2016 @ 6:44 AM

Winner, winner chicken dinner! I did it.

I participated in NaNoWriMo last month. (See previous post for more detail on NaNoWriMo also known as National Novel Writing Month.) Not only did I reach my goal to write 50,000 words in 30 days, but I also completed it a day early, though I experienced a techical glitch early on. (More on that later.)

The photo at the left is a graph from my official NaNoWriMo dashboard.

Based on my NaNoWriMo experience, I will tweak the way I approach rough drafts. In the past, it has taken me way too long just to complete one. The problem is my attempt to write the "cleanest" rough draft because my pesky internal critic/editor hounds me.

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