Sunday, November 28, 2010

I'm Officially a Novelist!

It's late.  I'm tired.  But I'm a winner! :)   I decided that with only 4000 words left for a win on NaNoWriMo 2010, I might as well just plod onward and finish this puppy off once and for all.   According to the NaNo Word Count Validator, I finished with 51,584 words...Scrivener (the novelling software I used for the project) only counted me at 51,532.  Honestly - anything over 50,000 is a win and I'm not certain I did a very good job of scrambling my text before I validated so I think I'll believe Scrivener more :)

Writing a novel in 30 days is a daunting task to begin finish it in 27 days is exhilarating.  I can't believe that I now have this amazing little book that I can edit and add to and polish to perfection.   Hopefully I can turn it from the flaming ball of crap it will likely be (when I actually load it onto my Sony Reader tomorrow and start reading it) to something I can be proud to call my own.  In the meantime, I intend to revel in the fact that I just wrote a book.  I quit Facebook and I wrote a book. 

Sure, it was hard.  Sure, there were days I wanted to forget the fact that I even started to think I might have a story in me.   Sure, there were days that the flaming crappiness of it all made me cry (just kidding on that last one).  All that matters now is that I wrote a book and I'm going to do a little dance of joy!

and yes.  I did buy the t-shirt :)


  1. Congratulations!! I'll be right there with you for NaNoEdMo, but until then.. yeah, it's ok if the NaNovel needs to go away for a while. What half will you be doing in the spring?

    -Maureen (aka, SwimWriteRun)

  2. It is just a small local race called Run for L'Arche - supporting a developmental disabilities organization. I'm hoping just being registered will keep me motivated through the winter :) Then, I get to go to Mexico for 2 weeks to "recover" ;)


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