Saturday, November 30, 2013


At last, NaNoWriMo is over!

For some reason getting my daily word count in was like pulling teeth this year.

But I managed to slog through (actually I polished off a very long novel I started in 2011) and managed to acquire a winner's badge. Younger Daughter, on the other hand, passed her 50,000 work mark seven or eight days ago. (Prolific!)

Now comes the long editing process of this 120,000+ word novel to (hopefully) get it into marketable form.

So, who else won NaNoWriMo?


  1. I didn't do NaNoWriMo, but I finally, just today got my book published! Very excited. Now to get a blog post together and giveaway!

    1. Whoo-hoo! Congratulations!

      - Patrice

    2. Thank you Patrice. I know you can relate. I hope you'll drop by to help me celebrate.
      5 Acres & A Dream The Book: The Challenges of Establishing a Self-Sufficient Homestead. Maybe I can even entice you to enter my book giveaway. :)

      Regardless, I'll look forward to the publication of your novel!

  2. Patrice, are you going to publish your "very long novel"? I love very long books and with electronic publishing - well it appears to be much easier to get a book out today. NancyLee

    1. Yes, I hope to. Lots of editing to do though!


  3. My daughter and I both did NaNoWriMo and we both won! We had a couple of "write-ins" over Skype and encouraged each other. Great time, but I'm going to do Camp NaNoWriMo in April as it is a less busy month for me. No more of the November panic.

  4. I didn't officially enter, because I was right in the middle of a book already. But in honor of the "mo", I pushed through and finished my first draft, typed "the end" yesterday.
    Wow! First draft of first ever novel, it's a great feeling!

  5. Hiya!

    I finished. Actually, I was struck by inspiration on October 31st, and decided that it was time to finally start that story that's been swimming around in my head. And then I remembered NaNo from your posts last year, and after eyeballing the site for the first few days, I decided to sign up.

    It was awesome. Stats counters are motivating, and I am a bit of a natural over-achiever - I passed the 50k mark on the 12th of November. But it wasn't until 11pm on the 30th that I pronounced the novel finished. It's fully written, edited and ready to share at 87.5k. It didn't really sink in until today that I just wrote a book. In a month. Neat.

    So I wanted to say thanks for sharing about NaNo every year. It was your post last year on joining others for a write-in at a coffee shop that made me seek out other local folks, and I've really enjoyed meeting them every week this last month. Made some new friends. Got good feedback, gave good feedback.

    The whole experience has been pretty awesome. Now it's time to do something with the draft. Some more refining based on the solid feedback of others, then.. perhaps something more.

    I hope you share yours with us one day too Patrice.


    ~ Sandy Taylor