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.