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I have wanted to do Nanowrimo for years and years. I just never had the confidence to do it. This year I told one friend that I wanted to do it and that I wanted her to hold me accountable. Then I told a few other friends, and then I told you guys. Telling people really pushed me towards finishing and not giving up.
I did it! Yesterday morning I pushed past the 50,000 word mark on the very last day to make it happen. Today I continue writing because I think I am only about half way through the story I am writing.
I’ve got to say, I thought it would be harder for me. I actually enjoyed sitting down and losing myself in the words. I added a few of my own night terrors to the story that I am creating and that was more than a little therapeutic to get out.
Will all in her head ever see the outside of my google docs folder? I don’t know. I’m just amazed that I finished strong with the 50,000 words.
I do know that this night was the cherry on the sundae. Alyce has been reading along as I write. The other night I looked over and she was wiping tears away. I said what’s wrong? She said I can’t believe I am crying over a book, that is so embarrassing.
Darling, I’ve done it too.
Congrats to all the other winners!
Have a great day!