Here I sit at my computer, sipping some delicious hot chocolate, my nose running because of a cold, listening contentedly to the La La Land soundtrack. This week has been filled with some much-needed time set aside for resting, writing in my Snow White retelling, playing games with family and watching my beloved British dramas. Thanksgiving always arrives just when I need some time to relax as well as time to remember all that I have to be thankful for.
One of the many things I’m thankful for today is that I finished writing the rough draft of my Snow White retelling for the contest on Wednesday (day 23)! After writing the last paragraph, I have tentatively titled it The War Within and I’m pretty happy with it (title and overall story). It is definitely a major retelling of Snow White (i.e., mostly an original story with splashes of Snow White themes here and there), but I did my best and even if it doesn’t get to be one of the chosen 5 for the Rooglewood novel, I am very happy with it and would love to publish it on my own separately at some point. Besides editing it myself, I sent it to a few trusted friends as well as my aunt for some constructive criticism. All that to say, it should be finished by the deadline in mid-December!
Technically, I should “return” to editing Bridget Returns (see what I did there? 😉 ), but I have a feeling I’m going to spend the last of my NaNo days editing The War Within in time for the deadline. Every story gets its turn.
Current tally: 13,496 words. It probably won’t grow anymore this month, but I’m okay with that. I’m just so happy to have finished my short story in time to submit it! 🙂
How has everyone else’s NaNoWriMo gone this year? I’d love to hear your updates in the comments below!