50,039 words. Woohoo!! I now have a NaNoWriMo Winner’s Certificate on my desktop.
Also, the Institute for Creation Research is getting nothing.
The story is finished, too. It’s called ‘The Legacy of Tom Bassford’, and is an adventure story. A blurb may go something like this:
When Tom Bassford killed himself, he left behind the first hints for solving the largest treasure hunt ever created. His friends dedicate themselves to solving the puzzle, aiming to dedicate the $1,000,000 prize fund to Tom’s memory. But all is not as it seems, and when the man behind the competition is found brutally murdered events quickly spiral out of control. With an assassin hell bent on revenge and an MI5 team who will go to any lengths to crack the code first, the friends are in over their heads.
Or something 🙂 Is it great literature? No. Am I proud of it? Definitely!
It needs a fair bit of work before it works as a proper novel. For example, the first ten chapters are in diary form. I got annoyed with that, so they’ll need to be rewritten! Also, characters’ personalities changed as I progressed, so I’ll need to fix their earlier scenes. I’ll try to do that this week. On Thursday 1st December I’m going to upload it to lulu.com and order myself a paperback copy. Yeah it’s a little vain, but I really want one 🙂 Lulu.com are actually offering free copies to NaNoWriMo winners, but only in the US, sadly.
I’m going to go rest, read the congratulatory chapter in the official NaNoWriMo book, and relax.