Tuesday, November 29, 2011

November 29 -Number 16 *WINNER*

Check it out. I'm a winner. I am so happy, I could cry. Actually I am. I always have the 'tone of doubt' about my accomplishments. I don't know what that is probably basic insecurity. I thought I could do this, but then there was always that big black hole of 'what if' lurking somewhere just around the corner.

Anyway...I made the word count. I finished up with 84,596 words. The novel is NOT complete. I have between nine and ten more chapters to go. Since I'm averaging about 2500 words per chapter that approximately another 25,000 words. I told you I can't shut up. When I get to the editing, we are in for some serious slash and burn. I need to come in around 90K max. Oh well,it's easier to get rid of stuff and than come up with new.

I have to say; I could not have done it without you guys. Jon Paul and his tunes. Donna and her encouragement, one of my writing buddies down here in the islands and of course the #nanotramps, particularly Lynn Rush and Kendall Grey. Then there are the bloggers Sommer, DL, Draven, AlexJ and many more. Most of you guys I didn't even know a month ago and I would not have finished out NaNo without you.Thanks.

I learned so much through this experience.It's is particularly interesting to me that the things I learned you can't get from a classroom,you can't buy them, you can't read them, you have to experience them. What an experience it has been. I have loved every minute of this crazy ride.

To any of you still cranking on those words,you can do it. There's like a whole thirty-six hours left. Right? Truthfully,the only way to lose at NaNoWriMo is to NOT start. Everyone who gets even a few thousand words is a winner of sorts.

If your a writer, if you think you might be a writer, if you want to be a writer; you have got to gear up for November 2012 and do NaNoWriMo next year.It is one strange and crazy trip, but I promise you, you won't be the same at the end of the journey. I'm not. Here's hoping that's a good thing.

All those words and I still don't know where the commas go.

I'm going to play one of my favorite songs for you. No,I did not name the books after this song, but I did name the website after it. Nice that it could coincide with my book titles. 

Let me take a minute and tell you a narcissistic story about this song. There was a time that whenever I walked into this particular business establishment if Steve was working, he would play this song for me. Thank You Steve. A smart ass friend of mine said to me 'listen to the words, I don't know if that's so complimentary'. She was jealous. If a guy plays a song for you every time you walk in the place take it in a a positive manner. It's not so terrible,at least to me. If you think so, DON'T TELL ME. Let me go on in my delusions. (True story,I promise.)

This is my NaNo reward for you!. Enjoy!


  1. Congratulations! I love that award.

  2. AWWWWW!!!! Congrats sweetie! can ya give me a WOOT! WOOT! :)

  3. Congratulations on winning NaNoWriMo!!!
    You are a STAR!!

  4. Whoo Hoo!!! Congrats! I'm glad your NaNo experience was a positive one, and it produced something greater than 50K non-sensical words. A good building block for future accomplishments, I say! :)

  5. Congrats on the amazing finish. Also, I knew you were a winner way before today.

  6. Thanks you guys, your words of congratulations are every bit as important and those words of encouragement you gave during the month.

    Now, Let's Party!