Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Done at last!

Finally! A month after impulsively signing up for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), I'm done! Through! Finished! A few minutes ago, I crossed the finish line with precisely 50,000 words.

I've done NaNoWriMo several times in the past, but I tell ya, it was like pulling teeth this time. I felt like I was wallowing in molasses much of the month. But the whole idea of NaNoWriMo is to slam through and get the bones of a story in place. Fleshing out can come later.

But I’m glad this flirty little flight into fiction is finished (how’s that for alliteration?). I have a magazine article due on Thursday and a column due on Friday. Time to get back to work

Who else crossed the finish line?


  1. patrice
    this is about somethime else.inpsyhology today
    posted 2/17/14 they talk about a1 and a2 milk.
    iguess that you can have A1-A1 milk, A1-A2
    milk and A2-A2 milk. the latter being the best
    for you. you can take some hair from your cows
    tail and have it sent in to be tested
    blessind debby

  2. Congrats! I know it's a hard slog having done it several times. Our daughter does it every year, once even reaching 100,000 words. She wants to be a published author and is in college majoring in English Lit. Her practical money earning goal is to be certified to teach English as a foreign language in Korea, where she served for two years in the Air Force. Anyway, good job and congrats to you!!

  3. Patrice,
    That participation "trophy" was EARNED.
    Good for you!!