Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Day 40

You Won!

50,038 words.  40 days.  Writing a novel isn't glamorous.  Let me just tell you now.  My house is a wreck, I haven't showered today, I'm sick and should be in bed, but I did this.  I know how my story ends, I know what Carolyn's motivations are and writing a novel is HARD!!
J and A my hat is off to you both for all you have accomplished.  I wish I could tell you it was all magic and light and truly a lot of it is, especially when the characters start writing the story for you, but a lot of it is just hard and if you are a perfectionist like me than the number of words mean infinitely less than the power of those words.

As this is my writing journey for a year, this isn't the end and I even have about 12,000 more words to go to really beef this story up, but I reached my NaNoWriMo goal and it feels fine.

It feels more than fine.  Now I'm off to take a nap and shake this cold.


  1. Congratulations! I knew you could do it. Now I'm interested to read the end. . .

  2. CONGRATS!!!
    I can't wait to read this!
    I am so proud of you.
    I also have an unrelated surprise coming for you. Call it the reward-at-the-end if you will.

    The Fire Woman burns like the sun and I can't look away...(stolen from Muse lyrics)

  3. That is so awesome!!! I hope you get over the cold soon so you can go celebrate!