Sunday, November 30, 2008

50,007 Words!

November is drawing to a close, and I did it. I just typed the last word. Crossed the last digital T, and dotted the final proverbial I.

It was a great experience, and taught me a lot about perseverance. Writing when I just didn't feel like it. I am certain I would have given up if it wasn't for my son reading along. Every day he would read what I wrote the day before. Tonight I even caught him reading on my screen. He is already talking sequel.
The biggest struggle I had finishing it up was I got to about 48,500 words, and finished the story. So I had to go back and add in another 1,500 words. I'm not sure what will make the cut when it comes to editing, but it was fun getting to the end.

So now it is to bed. As a bonus, here is a photo of what it looks like to write 5o,000 words in a single month.


S.M.D. said...

Con-freaking-grats man. Quite a few people I know have been doing NaNo and it's nice to see them succeeding.

You still have one more day though. Get a few thousand more words in :P.

Tamara Morning said...

Way to go! I know it was a struggle, but you did great. Nice pic, too. :) That's exactly what I feel like right about now.