I spent 30 hours revising this month, paring down a 50,000 word novel to around 33,000 words and then building it up again to around 36,000. I'm about five-sevenths of the way through the first draught (page 51 out of 69) and hope to have a complete second draught before May is over.
This month I went through one notebook (not yet full), three pens, cake, cookies, milk, and LOTS of chocolate. I don't know how I got through last November without a stash of candy, but this year on November 1st I'm definitely heading out to buy up all the on-sale Halloween candy. Sugar is Nanowrimo life support.
I crammed as many space movies into the month as I could for inspiration (and because I love space movies). Here's the list--2001: A Space Odyssey, Apollo 13, Star Trek: the Wrath of Khan, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: the Dark World, and Gravity, plus a lot of Dr. Who episodes. I also read A Wrinkle in Time and most of C. S. Lewis's space trilogy (wasn't crazy about either of them).
What I will do differently next time:
Give myself weekends off. Saturdays are the busiest days around here--at least in Summer when there's outdoor work to do. I missed almost every one and then had to catch up during the week which annoyed my OCD immensely.
Also, write a first draught instead of revising one. I like counting words better than counting hours.
I have an idea for a paranormal novel that's eating up my brain right now, so I'm planning on writing it for the July Camp Nano. --Unless I knuckle under and decide to start on it sooner than that.
So did you do Camp Nano and if so what did you think of it? Loved it? Hated it? Planning to do it again in July?