Yeah!! I received my winner’s badge this morning. I wrote the last 500 words like a mad woman. But I knew it would drive me even more crazy at work if it wasn’t finished. So with minutes to spare before I’d miss my bus- I typed THE END, raced over to NaNo to validate it, and ran out the front door.
This month has been wonderful. I did exactly what I set out to do: The annoying inner-editor was banished. Locked up in a closet with the key hidden. I wrote the story I wanted to write. Just like I used to. Even the exhausting nights were exhilarating.
Part of me wants to take a couple of days off to rest my mind. But another part of me is so excited to read through the draft and start on the revision.
One thing I do know is, now that I’ve rediscovered the pure joy of writing like I did as a kid- I refuse to lose it again. Others may stress over and debate adverbs/no adverbs, said/saidisms, the evil of exclamation points, etc. I’ll be curled up in the corner having a blast writing my little oddities.
Anyhow- tons of congratulations to all who have finished.
Best of luck to those who are nearing the finish line. You can do it!
And most of all- huge thanks to everyone who has come here and offered support and encouragement. You all rock!
Fudge brownies for everyone. 🙂
Oh, and carrot cake (yum!!)