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 with...to 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 :)