Saturday, November 27, 2010

I'm a Nanowrimo Winner!!

Minutes ago, just 20 minutes before midnight, I fished my Nanowrimo story and I have to tell you.. It's been another tough one.

The last couple of hundred words just did not want to get written. At all. I still don't think I got the ending right, and have already got tons of notes on how to rewrite. And even though I know I have said this before, I think this story might actually be worth doing a rewrite on. Zombies are the new vampires, right?

Other than the usual struggle with the writing, we had to deal with some major family stuff here the last week, which made focussing on something as trivial as a zombie story difficult. But everyone seems to be a lot better now, and hopefully this monday, we will get to see the latest addition to the family; two tiny twin boys who are currently in a London hospital growing bigger and stronger every day!

How about some statistics?
Total word count: 50101
Days of writing less than 1667 words: 4
Days of not writing anything at all: 5
Highest number of words ahead of schedule: 10 373 (on day 6)
Lowest number of words ahead of schedule: 3353 (on day 22)
Words written on Day 1: 5286
Words written on Day 27 (last day): 2212
Times I wanted to quit: a billion
No, really, times I wanted to quit: Never! I love Nanowrimo!

But you know what I love most about Nanowrimo? When it's over and done with. When you save your work for the last time, and can sit there and smile at the screen that says 'YOU ARE A NANNOWRIMO WINNER!!'

Congrats to those who have already won this year, and those still writing: best of luck on the last few words. You can do it!


  1. Totally acknowledging the achievement of doing this, I bow to your tremendous effort! Well done you :)

  2. Congratulations! I got to just over 8,000 and I haven't been able to get back to it. It is very hard! What a huge accomplishment!

  3. CONGRATS!!! I'll enjoy your winning since I'm not going to make it! I'm hoping to hit 10K words tomorrow AM and call it done :) Next year I'll know better what to expect & be more prepared.

  4. This is wonderful. I don't do novels, sometimes short stories. I write poetry and during November there is a Poem a Day challenge, it's not easy being short and flowy, but still I cannot even fathom how hard it is to write that much is such a short time