Sunday, November 29, 2009

I won!

I've done it! I've won Nanowrimo! And let me tell you, this year was tough!

Last weekend we were at a party, so no writing at all. Then I got ill, got a nasty cold that I couldn't shake. It's difficult to write when you're feeling like crap. So I didn't. Had two more days of writing absolutely nothing and a few days or writing just a few words. It was bad. I felt bad.

Tonight I had to finish it. I'd had enough. I only needed 2000 more words anyway. (Thanks to that 4000+ words on Day One and a few more days where I wrote far more than I needed to). And that's when I hit the 50K mark. I know for validation it's best to go a little beyond that, just in case the verifier eats some of your words, so I ended at 50270 words!


I could not have done it without the distraction of Twitter, and all the lovely people there, the Nanowrimo forums and the rewards such as Dutch telly on my laptop and YouTube.

Oh, and that 'Fake Journal' I said I was going to do, pretending I was my Main Character doing an (art) Journal? That will have to wait until International Fake Journal Month. I'm beat!

(Now if only it was Jan. 1st and I could say I've finished Project 365..... ;) )


  1. Yay, congrats!! I succeeded last year, so I know just how much writing goes into 50,000 word. Major accomplishment, so hurray for you!!

  2. WOW! Congratulations. I did NaNoWriMo one year, didn't win, but it sure was fun.

    How exciting for you!!! Yeah!!!