Saturday, November 27, 2010
I finally dragged my ever so weary posterior across the finish line as of 8:20 p.m. today. I finished NaNoWriMo with 50,148 words. And strangely enough, the story isn't finished. It'll take at least a couple more chapters to wrap things up. Of course that task will be saved for another day...or week...or month. Or dare I say year? But who's counting? It's certainly not me thinking about those many, many hours of edits still to come.
Suffice it to say, my story is far from finished. But it's time to let it rest for a while. Like a cake that's fresh from the oven, it needs to cool off and settle a bit before I start the real work of turning it into something that another person might actually want to read.
Which reminds me...my 2009 NaNo manuscript is still waiting patiently for all the necessary TLC it has yet to receive.
I didn't claim to be fast at this game, did I?
Let me just say this about NaNo. It is an amazing exercise that makes you write when you don't feel like writing. It makes you meet deadlines you never thought you could. It forces you to put words on paper, even though they may not be golden. For one solid month, you absolutely must behave like a writer.
And that's the whole point.
If you've never tried NaNo, I strongly encourage you to give it a shot one of these days. You'll be surprised at what you can achieve.
To fellow NaNo writers everywhere, congratulations! Hope by December 1, you'll be sporting the "Winners" badge on your blog or website.
As for me, I plan to kick back and relax. I'll be doing some blog visiting and plan to post an update soon on how my Indy-boy is doing.
Woo-hoo! I finally get to rejoin the world!