Friday, November 30, 2012

We're done!!!

NaNoWriMo -- National Novel Writing Month -- is officially over, and both Younger Daughter and I have achieved our goals! Whoo-hoo!

Thirty days ago, if you remember, we both signed up for this crazy endeavor of writing a 50,000 word book in a month.

We've been working diligently toward our goals. Yesterday I was close, oh so tantalizingly close, to getting my 50,000 words done.

But a few minutes ago, I finally crossed the finish line!

(My Word document count differred slightly from the official NaNoWriMo validation count.)

But meanwhile, of course, my modest 50,000 pales in comparison to Younger Daughter's accomplishment. This kid crossed the 50,000 word mark in two weeks. She had set herself a goal of achieving 85,000 words -- and she ended up with 83,804 -- and her book is done!

We're both giddy with relief that the pressure is over, but we're also both desirous of continuing to polish and get our books in publishable format.

Younger Daughter is ahead of me in this regard. Her story is finished, so now comes the editing. My story is a continuation of last year's, which means it's now at 100,000 words. I estimate I'll need another 25,000 or so words to finish it. (Hmmmm. Think it'll have to wait until next year?)

At any rate, the pressure is off and we're happy and relieved it's over!


  1. Congratulations to you both! An especially amazing accomplishment for Younger Daughter! :)

  2. Congratulations!

    I wish I had a nickel for every time I started a novel and gave up...

    That's quite a accomplishment!

  3. Congratulations to you all! I also participated this year and squeaked by with 50,031 words. Having struggled to get my own done, I am in awe of Younger Daughter. That is an amazing amount to write.

  4. I agree. Congratulations to you both! That is fantastic! :o)

  5. Congratulations to you both!