Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Day 23, which was another day of less-than-stellar accomplishment, and
Day 24, on which I won! I won! I won!

Doing a happy dance, I am. To backtrack a little, I fell asleep over my work again last night, having added only 1,133 words, so I was a bit discouraged.

Today started out with a trip to the swimming pool (stress reduction), then work (stress enhancement). After work, I went to The Vault, where I wrote the first 1,000 or so words of today's NaNo. I had a decaf Americano. There was no pumpkin pie, but they did have a slice of pecan pie, so I ate that instead, to bolster my spirits.

At home, I ate a little dinner and sat down again to write. I'm not sure how it happened, but I ended up writing over 3,000 words, and as of just a few minutes ago, I sent in 50,141 words to NaNoWriMo for verification, and they sent me this lovely banner. Actually, I had a choice of banners. I chose the big one, because if I can't jump and shout "Woo-hoo!" and wave my arms  about this, well  ---

Isn't it pretty? I'll keep it here until the 30th, and then I'll move it over to the sidebar, where I can admire it all the time.

Now, the fact that I've won NaNoWriMo does not by any means indicate that I have finished my first draft. I'll keep on plugging, and I'll start printing, so that I can look back at some point and see what I've written. As I was copying and pasting from My Writing Nook to Open Office tonight, I found myself glancing at the text and saying things like "Who on earth is Christine?" and "Oh, yeah. Now I remember that scene!" and such. If I go much longer without looking back, I'll completely forget what I started out to write about.

I shall, however, spare you the blow-by-blow. I know now that I can do it. Isn't that just cool?

One more thing -- the musical celebration. I listened to this on the CBC yesterday, and I thought yep. When I win NaNoWriMo, I'm going to post this music. It's perfect.


Karen said...

I'm shouting and jumping with you here in the virtual world!!! Congratulations!

John Hayes said...

Congratulations! You've done very well.

Anonymous said...

YaY you!! Awesome and congrats!!x0

AngelMay said...

Woo Hoo! I knew you could do it! Now you get to relax! (at least for a little while) :)

Sandra Leigh said...

Karen, John, Kimmi, Angel May, thank you all. I slept in, this morning. That's a good start, right? Now I have to get back to writing. My poor characters are scattered all over the page, and I have to get them to their appropriate places somehow.

foetoe said...

I am so impressed. I know many people (including myself) who say they want to write a book, but you are the only one I know who is actually doing it. Wow!

Also, nice choice of music. It happens to be the piece of music I am working on right now in my music lessons. Karma?


Sandra Leigh said...

Hey, Marty! Maybe karma, maybe serendipity. I do not know, but I'm delighted that you are working on it. Happy Thanksgiving - give Ann a hug for me, please.

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