Not only did I survive November, my month of writing for NaNoWriMo, where one commits to writing 50,000 words of a novel… in 30 days…, but I’ve ‘Won’, or successfully completed the requirements!
Photo we took in July 2013 of Clifton Flats, Utah. One of the last remaining portions of the Pony Express Trail in Utah which still resembles it “back in the day”. It’s the fine line running toward you to the right on the photo. Thanks Patrick Hearty, for showing it to us!
now has a sequel:
A Sea of Green Unfolding
Just received an email from NaNo… with the following excerpt:
‘You did it! You reached the rarefied summit of 50,000 words, so it’s time to start celebrating your achievement.
Winning NaNoWriMo is no easy feat: more than 300,000 people signed up for NaNo, but you’re one of just 41,940 writers who had the creative chutzpah, derring-do, and outright stamina to cross the finish line. Pat yourself on the back profusely, do a jig or two, and make sure to visit the Winner Page for all sorts of celebratory whoops and hollers. And, just to remind you, we’ll send out details about collecting your winner’s prizes on December 5.
We hope you’ll keep your fantastic creative energy alive…’
… then I did the maths… I was one of only 13%! Made me feel good!
Now to continue this spate of writing!
On the final day, I wrote 5,600 words… which just proves to me that 2500-2900/day is a quite reasonable writing rate.
My new goal.
I thank those of you who have supported me in my goal, Elliot, Dave, the wild ladies of my NaNo 2013 FB group and all those others who have kicked me back to my computer!
Time to get back to writing…
Good thing it’s pouring outside today. Already been out in it working in the yard for two and a half hours…
Having recovered from final assignments (Aced all of my courses, the old girl can still study!), I have reviewed all research from last year and am making progress on Express Desire… Have written 3000 words in last 3 writing days. The week before that did some editing of all previously written and shortened it by probably a thousand words… oh well, am convinced it’s better that way!
Outlining my first book storyboard today so can get it started! Very exciting, Thanks Bob Mayer and Jen Talty!
Horse getting used to archery, some days better than others. Made new archery butts yesterday. loud. good.
Have a great week, All!
At the feast at St Catherine’s Faire, Auckland with Chantelle and … ……. plus Archery with Anne Dugmore.