NaNoWriMo: D-U-N. Done.
So clearly, I finished NaNoWriMo today ... well, at least in terms of word count. The story is naturally nowhere near being finished, although I think it might actually be about as close to being finished as the Midhavens story that I work on for two NaNos in a row. But anyway.
That said, I would like to point out that muses are ridiculous, stupid, and annoying bastards. Sound harsh? Damn right it is. For three weeks now, working on my NaNo has been a trial. This wasn't an easy year. The story did not want to be written, and I had to force out every word. I've been pushing myself because I got so many awesome prompts for my thanksgiving/holiday stories, so I wanted to be done with the NaNo to get started on those. After that, I will (hopefully) be finishing the Midhavens novel that's now been in the works for more than two years now.
So it figures that over the past couple of days, the story has started to work for me. Not really a dilemma, you think? Yeah, but why couldn't it have worked when I had time set aside to write five- or six-thousand-word days? Now that I have other projects that I need to work on, the stupid muses decide, "Yeah, we'd like to continue with this one, if you don't mind, Author."
Well, I hate to be blunt, muses. Too fucking bad. Starting tomorrow, you are writing your thanksgiving/holiday prompts, and you're going to like it.
(Actually, even as the NaNo started to really work for me, I am still looking forward to this project even an eensy bit more. The novel will be around come January and February when I'm depressed and usually unproductive and would like to accomplish something this year aside from much LJ whining.)
Sometime in the next few days, I'll try to make a graph and do my NaNo conclusions.