I When I started this whole NaNoWriMo thang in the beginning of November, I promised myself that if I ever got to the seemingly impossible goal of 50,000 words, I’d reward myself with a sharp new NaNoWriMo hoodie. So I did, and here it is. We figured we’d better take some pictures of it before the poor thing was completely covered with dog and cat hair.
The hoodie is lovely, but it is the very least of my wonderful NaNoWriMo gifts. I learned that I could actually produce something tangible that had seemed so unlikely a month ago — and that parts of it are not bad, some surprisingly good. I have something decent to work with and edit, and a whole new appreciation for what I can do if I set my mind and heart and soul (and mostly my butt, glued to a chair) to it.
But here’s the real kicker: I got a whole crew of virtual buddies — a writing and life support system to keep me slogging through 50,000 plus words, some decent characters, and plot holes big enough to sink a car. So here’s to you, my good friends: to Dayner, Darksculptures, Kathan, and Shaddy. Is it any wonder we ALL crossed the finish line with each other’s support and encouragement?
Now, as we move on to the editing process: I’ve got your back, and I know you’ve got mine. Thanks.