In spite of what I thought would happen, I managed to finish my story for Camp NaNoWriMo on Saturday morning. When all was said and done, my stats graph looked like this:
There were a few days where I got pretty far behind, usually on Thursday nights, when I convinced myself that Saturday would be a fine time to get all caught up since there was no way I’d feel like writing on Friday night. So a few times, I had to write 5,000 words to get caught up. (But that’s what weekends are for, right?)
As for the story itself, I’m glad I picked the particular idea that I did. I borrowed characters from a few other stories I’ve written before, so I already knew them and it was easier to imagine what they’d do in the odd situation I put them in for this particular story. I got to know this particular set of characters even better in this story, too, so when it came time to end the story, I didn’t want to end it.
I ended up writing in a mad rush to get all the details down because they were all coming out of my head at the same time. But I finished and I didn’t like the ending, so I wanted to immediately start editing, but I had to stop myself. I need to let the story simmer on the back burner for at least a month or so before I launch into editing it and fixing things. I don’t think I have ever had a story that both came together and fell apart at the ending before.
Now, I have the crazy idea in my head that I’m going to write another story with these same characters for the August session of Camp NaNoWriMo. All in all, I must say that this story has been the most fun to write out of all the ones I’ve written for NaNoWriMo and related events.