After a chaotic month of NaNoWriMo -- writing 50,000 words in thirty days -- I'm vastly relieved to acknowledge it's OVER.
Yesterday I finished my daily word count of approximately 1667 words, took a total word count of what I'd written so far, and was pleased to note I was only about 800 words short of my 50,000 goal.
So early this morning (it's 6:14 am as I type this), I hammered through those last few words.
Nice to see the graph full-up!
Next step: validating my word count on the NaNoWriMo website. Winner!
This apparently qualifies me as a "brave authorial knight, slaying the 50K dragon."
Younger Daughter will cross the finish line later today. In this endeavor, we join hundreds of thousands of other wordcrafters from around the world who have slayed those 50,000 word dragons.
NaNoWriMo is always a fun, nutty, work-intensive month, but I must say it was like pulling teeth this year. I'm never happy with what I write, but I suppose it's there if I ever want to harvest anything from it. At the moment, though, I'm just so, so, so GLAD it's over.
Meanwhile, I'm off to address some long-neglected chores: two articles, an editing project, a large number of new ebooklets I'm pulling together, not to mention all the farm-related chores associated with increasingly iffy weather.
So -- any other winners out there?