Word Count: 50,237/50,000
It has been a very interesting journey, Reader. While some people are still journeying, I finished my novel yesterday around 9:30 pm. It was bittersweet. I really like my novel's plot and the characters, but I definitely need to distance myself from the story. I feel like towards the middle of the writing, I began to repeat myself a lot. Now that it is finished, I need to lock the story away for a month or so and not look at it. At the end of December, I will take it out again and edit it before I send it off to a person or two for heavy editing.
I wish I could say I think this story is so good it will be published one day, but I feel like I let myself down, writing wise. Don't get me wrong, I am very proud that I wrote so much in a month- it was really hard, but I did it. But while there are parts of my novel I love, there are parts I really don't like. It also feel incredibly short to me, which is odd since it's just as long as anyone else's who has reached 50,000 words. And this over-analysation, Reader, is why I need to distance myself from it!
So tomorrow I will print it out, give it another once-over, and lock it away until December 30th (or so... might take it out Christmas Day or something since I will have time).