Friday, November 30, 2012

Winning

It's November 30th which can only mean one thing, the last day of NaNo! Okay so maybe it can mean more than one thing, but you catch my drift. So the question begs to be asked. Did you win?

The answer, is yes and no. Before I go into details, I will preface this by saying how much I believe in the 'something is better than nothing' mantra and I did get a lot accomplished this month.

I thought this picture was hilarious. Maybe it's because I'm tired and everything is funny, but still. Ha!
 
I didn't write 50,000 words in the month of November. I wrote 46,000 words. I know if I really pushed myself I could write 4,000 words today and still count it as a win. But here's the thing, (I know how much you all love excuses) I finished the novel I started for NaNo, and I've been working on fixing EXISTENCE. It doesn't need words added to it so much as a slash and add and slash some more.

So there you have it. I did finish a novel in the month of November. I actually started it and wrote 13,000 words in October and the book ended up being 50,000 words exactly. I wrote those 50K in a month which is why I say that I won, but I didn't win.

Would it be wrong of me to claim that winners badge anyway?

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On a completely unrelated note, an old friend of mine has started a writing blog that I suspect is going to be all kinds of awesome! She's just getting started and could use some writerly peeps. Since I know my writerly peeps are the best, I urge you to go follow her here. Thanks for being awesome!
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