Shawn L. Bird

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Winner! November 30, 2012

Filed under: Writing — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:15 am
Tags: , , , Well, I did it.  With just an hour to go in my time zone (the Marshall Islands, for the purposes of NaNo!), I finished the sentence that put me over 50,000 words during the month of November.

I am exhausted.

A couple times I flipped back to see what I’d written, and I was pleasantly surprised by what was there.  Even though it was written only weeks before, sheer volume erases the old before too long.  Or else I have a terrible short term memory.  There are 107 single spaced pages in  Times Roman 12.  That’s a lot of pages!

At any rate, I won.  I took on the challenge and I met it.   I battled sickness, a fulltime job, report card writing, parent/teacher appointments, book club read/moderator responsibility, reading 3 novels, and I persevered.  I thought 1667 words per day was obnoxiously fast, but after being ill, I had to do a week of 3000 words a day to finish on time.  I barely managed to finish, but I did!  Now I can catch up on the housework, groom the dogs, finish that sweater, and celebrate hubby’s birthday today!  😀

I shall continue puttering away on the three pieces that are my NaNo project, fitting the scenes where they belong and writing to fill out what remains.  I will not do the next 50,000 words in a single month, but I will keep writing on the project.

For now, I am going to bed.

NaNoWriMo Day 30: 2991 words  (November total 50,005)


One Response to “Winner!”

  1. Karin Wiberg Says:

    We ended up with the exact same word count, Shawn! (And, boy, did I have to keep tweaking and resubmitting my novel to hit that 50k mark–jeesh!) Congratulations!!! You rock!

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