Hugh Howey
Hugh Howey

Bestselling author of Wool and other books. Currently sailing around the world.

Winner! Winner! Chicken dinner!

I won NaNoWriMo!

It feels good to come in first place. Especially when you get to share that honor with a few hundred thousand other people. Nothing like a massive tie to build ego and camaraderie.

All “winning” means is that I completed a 50K word novel in the month of November. But it doesn’t mean I’m through. Now it’s back to word one and the first of several edits. Then I hand it off to a few beta readers who don’t know me well enough to protect my feelings, and we find out if it’s something worth pursuing any further.

If nothing else, I’ve partaken in a very cool tradition of literary abandon; and it’s something I believe I’d enjoy doing again.

4 replies to “Winner! Winner! Chicken dinner!”

I read those few pages you posted. I can’t WAIT to read the whole thing! And finally–an author who write at the speed I read! We were MADE for each other (um, in the author-reader sense only, of course, respectful nod to Amber)!

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