I Am A Winner

I crossed the 50,000 word threshold a day early (actually my official word count is 50,330), and I have validated and received my official Winner badge and certificate.

I do not actually have a novel that I could share with anyone, but the important thing to me was the discipline of working steadily at it.  I had a few days when nothing got written, and a few days of big pushes to try to catch up, but mostly:  I just slogged away, writing about 1700 words per day, and even though my story has a million holes, and some really horrible grammar and more than a few cliches:  I wrote it.  I kept going and I crossed the finish line, with time to spare.

What’s next?  Well, I think I need to let this rest for a bit, and I’m probably not going to keep up with the 1700 word per day pace, but I’ll keep writing.  Maybe revisit the blog a bit.

Oh, and get ready for Christmas, catch up on quilting and knitting and all of that lovely stuff.


  1. Shelley Rodgers says:

    *CONGRATULATIONS!* Successfully completing NaNoWriMo is quite an achievement! woo hooo!!!

    Two of my daughters have participated in years past; some years successfully, some years not .. but it was the experience, and as you said, the discipline that was valuable. They both said that you should REST now … completely ignore your ‘novel’ to give your brain a breather. Rest up for March, which is NaNoEdMo … National Novel Editing Month, where you devote 50 hours for the month for editing purposes. URL is http://www.nanoedmo.net/ So, now that you know simply writing your novel isn’t the end of the story (grin), you can put it on the back burner and enjoy 3 months of downtime before you gear up again. 🙂

    I sure don’t think I could ever participate in NaNoWriMo … I know I don’t have that many words in me! 🙂


  2. mom says:

    congratulations! I wanted to ask you about it, but didn’t want to, if you know what I mean! As someone who tried once and didn’t make it nearly all the way, I know what an achievement this is.

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