December 13, 2008


I did it! With two minutes to spare, I wrote 50066 words between 00:01 on November 1st, and Midnight on November 30th, including 11,181 words written on November 30th - in a desperate push to finish. My fingers hurt from typing, but it was worth it!

Carmen also made it, writing 50,261 words in the allotted time. We egged each other on. :)

No, it's not ready to be read. It needs massive editing and whole sections will be rewritten, but the important thing is that I have 50,066 words of the first draft of a novel. And perhaps starting in January, I will revisit it and see what I can do to improve it.

nano_08_winner_small.gifThere is now this nifty badge at the left side of the main page (scroll down if you can't see it) that shows me to be a NaNoWriMo winner. My prize? The appreciative oohs and ahhs of you, my two readers. I hope to add another winner badge next year, and the year after, and the year after, and the...