I spent the month of November frantically shooting words at a computer screen and hoped they'd fit. They did. I hit my mark of 50,000 words! I'm very proud of my accomplishments (as I should be) and also very proud of all of my friends that acheived theres, or at least gave it an honest effort.
Over NaNoWriMo I started off at the kick-off party and wrote my face off until two in the morning. Tired and butt dragging the next day I managed to sneak in a couple of thousand words the next day and carried on. I never looked back, never deleted anything and just plowed through my story like a blind dozer driver. I managed to take a little breather with the mid-way party on the 15th then, did the most insane thing ever, on the 26th, a twelve hour write in. We spend all day (from 2pm - 2am) couped up in the Wok n Grill at the Roadking truck stop and wrote our asses off! I threw down over 8,000 words that night and at around 10:30 got up and rang the bell, marking my completion of 50,000 words. I really want to thank the Calgary Municiple Leads, Naiya Azurewater and Xanateria for their stand-up jobs running the shows, keeping us in line and exceptional support, especially for a newbie like me! The next thing is the TGIO aka Thank God it's Over celebration but here's the thing:
IT'S NOT OVER
I know many of you are probably sitting in the same position as me, you've hit the mark, rung the bell and sat back and said, "Phew, that was fun but I need a break." I hope that you are able to pull your writing brain back together and finish your story, your characters deserve it!
After that, editing, but I don't even want to think about that yet.
Thanks for Reading!