Sunday, November 25, 2012
It's now official. I validated my novel on the NaNoWriMo website, and received my "Winner" badge.
NaNo is the poster child event for a writer to find both agony and esctasy. Every available minute is spent tapping out words, feeling loads of self-pity, and seeing the computer keyboard as some sort of thought-sucking monster.
When you have to push hard toward any goal, it's not usually much fun. Yet once that goal is finally achieved, what a mighty feeling of accomplishment comes along with it. I'm glad I did NaNo again this year. I'm equally glad it's over.
In other writerly-type news, I received the contract today for a short story I wrote called "That Old Christmas Magic". It will appear in an upcoming anthology entitled, Fifty Shades of Santa, due for release around December 7.
Sounds interesting, doesn't it? I can't wait to read the "naughty or nice" stories filling that Christmas fishnet-stocking stuffer book!