NaNoWriMo 2017 | Peter Foote Blog

Peter Foote, one of our esteemed From the Rockers, ‘won’ NaNoWriMo this year, the first year of participation for many Engen Authors. Catch up with his thoughts on the experience via his personal blog! ❤

Peter J. Foote

For the first time ever I decided to take the plunge and signed myself up for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) with no idea how I would do. Up to this point I had a hard time finishing a short story in a year, how would I fare with a 50,000 word novel in just 30 days?

I won!

It took until 6:37 pm on Nov 30th for me to do it, but I was able to complete a “zero draft” for a science fiction novel in those thirty days. I say zero draft because it needs a lot of work to be even a true first draft, but all the elements of the story are there and I’m please how it turned out.

Now that I’ve had a couple days to process the experience, there are some things that I would like to share:

  1. I couldn’t have done it…

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