The Words: 5442 written today and finished my novel! I was on such a roll last night that I just had to keep going. I put the final words in just before 5 a.m. I started with @NaNoWordSprints on Twitter, but the closer I got to the end, the more I just wanted to write and didn’t need the push of the word sprints. I am exhausted in so many ways right now. (I am writing this at 5 am, though I won’t post it until later this evening.)
I’m planning to write one more NaNoWriMo post before going back to posting about my revision work. Tomorrow, on the last day of the month, I want to sum up my experiences with NaNo this month.
The Story: Before Lex went into the base on his own, he instructed the leader of the militia unit to make one final push toward the base the next day. They did that and succeeded both in getting inside the base finally and in getting their leader captured. They were able to find the building where prisoners were being held, though, and there was Lex, doing his best to stop Rusalki. It is very difficult to explain what that means without explaining details of my story world. The important factors are that he kept her from being able to do any more damage, but she did get away. Still, the battle was over, and now Lex and Leahna have to deal with the aftermath. Then there was a muchly summarized epilogue in which Lex gets some clues to get him back on track to solving the mystery of his father’s death.
Final word count: 107,234