I did it, I did it, I DID IT!! NaNoWriMo
I did it!
I completed NaNoWriMo!
I'm a winner!!!
OK, so I've completed the challenge portion of writing 50K words in 30 days, made extremely difficult because I had two bouts of not writing for several days in a row, so here, the last day of NaNo, I still had to write nearly 10K words. But I did it!
I still have another chapter to go on my novel to tie up all the loose ends. And, of course, I've already found things I left out. Things that were in my head, but never made it to the page. So I have comments "scribbled" on to my manuscript that will have to be fixed on the second draft, once I truly complete my first draft. But none of that takes away from the fact that I've never made it this far before, so this is truly, truly a HUGE thing for me to celebrate!
The only real frustration I had was tonight. The 50,103 that NaNo registered? My word processing program has that at 51,023. So, nearly 1000 words that didn't count? When you're only writing 50K, 1K is a large amount. And my analytical brain wants to know what it didn't like about those words.
Okay, it's after midnight. I still have things to do before bed, so I'm going to call it a night. Thanks for reading and celebrating with me. Once I have my second draft, I may post a few short scenes from the book, see if you like this one as much as the second one that I've already posted scenes from. :)
Hope everyone has a great day!