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NaNoWriMo Aftermath (AKA: WTF Did I Write This November??)

So, another November (and NaNoWriMo) has come and gone.  Many words were written.  To borrow my ML's words, "Many good words were written... we hope."

Well... there's a draft...

I won't say how good it is.

(*cue crickets*)

Yeah, it's that bad.  I mean, if I decided I was going to finally vomit a novel all over some pages and simply hope for the best I can honestly tell you I succeeded.  I sincerely hope that this draft never, ever, sees the light of day because it's that painful to read over.

Now, I'm not saying it's a complete loss...

(*cue second round of crickets*)

... But I definitely need to completely rewrite and replot this for the future draft to make any sort of remote sense.

But that's what a first draft is for.  Even when writing a series, you have to at least get something onto the paper (even if figuratively here - most writers use computers) so that you know what you've written and to have something to even work with.  If I d…