How I wrote a 50k-word novel in 5 days

It was not all writing for me today. I also enjoyed an Indian dinner and hiked with my family.

I did it! I wrote a 50, 021 word novel in 5 days! I had already pretty much wrapped up my story at 43k, but I wanted to technically reach the 50k mark so I doggedly chased that number by adding several scenes. I know it was crazy, but I just had to see if I could do it.

Once upon a time, if I could get in 1,800 words a day for NaNoWriMo, I was stoked. This novel took 10k word days to finish in 5. Today’s word count was 10,565 words, which had me sprinting most morning and then at night beginning at 9 p.m. as a passenger on the road and into the wee hours of dawn at home.

What’s next: I will print my manuscript, polish it, do a cover reveal and get it to beta readers. And sleep. Blessed sleep is next.