Tuesday, December 2, 2014
I did it. I won.
Oh my aching fingers!
Ever since the calendar flipped to December 1, I’ve felt like breaking out in song: “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”
At least, that's what I imagine it feels like for many writers across the globe right now.
November is over and it feels like I can finally get my life back! This monster known as NaNoWriMo has taken over my life for the past 30 days. But for the second time I crossed into the National Novel Writing Month winner’s circle by successfully penning 50,000 words worth of a novel in just one month’s time.
That oh-so-wonderful 50,000th word was written November 30th at approximately 8:53 p.m. Upon realization that I had crossed the magical word count threshold, I promptly jumped up from my computer desk, grabbed my cat and danced with her around the house for a solid three and a half minutes (or until the song on the radio was done, at which point my cat decided she didn’t really like her dancing partner and I decided I should get back to the task of finishing the novel).
But upon sitting back down to my desk to continue the not-yet-finished-story, a rush of emotions overcame me that anyone would expect upon coming out the other side of such an audacious task as a winner.