3DNC – End of Day Three

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So, it’s the end and I made it!

I just submitted my completed novel to the contest website. I’m stoked that I finished. I have no illusions about winning; I’m sure there are 3-Day novels being submitted as we speak that are leaps and bounds better than mine. But I didn’t do this to win, I did it for the experience.

I know yesterday I was all about quitting. I’m glad I didn’t. I almost wrote more today than I did in the other two days combined! It was a great experience. I wrote more this weekend than I ever did before. This is the longest piece I’ve ever written. Granted, in the grand scheme of things, it isn’t very long but I’m still proud of myself.

Here’s the statistics, as usual:

  • 15,944 words
  • 13 chapters
  • 50 pages (double spaced)

I can’t say I’m already planning for next year. I don’t think this is how my creative process works. I didn’t mind doing so much writing, where my downside was that I was working on the same thing so furiously. Many times throughout the contest, I came up with ideas about other projects that I’m working on. I had to note them and turn back to my “novel”. I didn’t like that. I enjoy bouncing between projects.

All in all, I don’t regret it and I’m thankful I finished but I think this will be my first and final year.


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