I won y'all! Yay!
This past month has been AWESOME! I am so happy I was able to do NaNo with my best friend, Ruth, who also won! You can check it out at her blog here
Of the three and a half novels I have written, 'Hail Frost' is by FAR the one that deviated from my outline the most. Instead of focusing on Hail, Ember, and Snow, the story mostly focused on Hail, Flake, and my would-be villain, Valin. Valin made a really fun villain, but his character has so much more than can be developed. Instead of dying in my showdown like I had planned, he lives and he is probably going to be the main villain of the next 'Leverage' novel also. In 'Ember Flame' Flake seemed very...um...flaky for the few chapters she is in. She is probably one of my more dynamic characters, and she is actually one of my favorites now!
Anyway, thanks to everyone who supported and prayed for me! It was so much fun, and I really appreciate y'all thinking about me throughout this month. Every time someone would come up and ask me how my novel is going, people I had no idea knew about my novel, I was so touched. Y'all are awesome!
My novel is not finished yet, but as of right now the word count is 90,012 words!
Now, if you excuse me, I'm going to go take a shower in celebration. Again, y'all are awesome! Thank you so much!