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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

And That's All I Have To Say About That

Today I hit the magical nanowrimo number, the magical number being 50,000. Although my draft (to steal from westcobich) is so rough it will draw blood, it is an AMAZING feeling to be here at the top of Mount-I-Wrote-A-Novel-This-Month-What-Did-You-Do-Oh-Yeah-Nothing.

I wrote when I was tired, I wrote when I was sick, I wrote when I didn't think I could type another word because I hated my story and I wanted a new one, PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.

I stayed home on weekends to get ahead, I wrote an astonishing 2300 words one night after work (I don't have much brain power after work, people). I had days where I wrote for an hour without pause, and nights where I managed to do a few word sprints (barely).

I learned that I am a writer. I can write. Creativity is such a small part of the process.... sitting down to write it out is the real part, the hard part, the actual work part. I learned what sacrifices have to be made to write. For example, this place that I live... looks like a habitat for monkeys. I haven't watched TV all month (okay I caught up on an episode of 30 Rock one night after I was really really far ahead). There wasn't a single night I let myself off the hook to not write that evening.

Now comes the fun part where I get to go back and look over what I've written so far and be (1) thankful for rewrites and (2) marvel at my awesomeness.

And next month, I'll be back to a semi-regular schedule of book reviews and the general randomness that is my life. Cheers.

17 comments:

Alyce said...

Congratulations!

grayskyeyes said...

I concur, congrats! That is an amazing accomplishment.

Kim

Chris said...

WoooooooHoooooooo!!!!! Congrats Kim!! That's awesome :D I still haven't been back to edit my book from last year :p I edited the first few chapters and then decided that I was so damn sick of seeing it! lol. Hope you have better luck than me with the editing phase!

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

Awesome Kim! I couldn't do it.

Alice Teh said...

Congratulations, Kim! You did it!

Marg said...

That is an awesome achievement! Well done!

Lezlie said...

Yahoo!! Congratulations!!

Lezlie

DesLily said...

congratulations!!
ah yes.. edits... and more edits.. and more edits... they can go on forever ! lol

a feeling of accomplishment is always a great feeling though!

Trish said...

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!! You rock, Kim!

Nymeth said...

Congratulations, Kim! You're awesome :D

"Creativity is such a small part of the process.... sitting down to write it out is the real part, the hard part, the actual work part."

I totally agree.

Eva said...

Congrats!! :)

Rhinoa said...

Congratulations on reaching your goal. You are very dedicated. Maybe I will join in next year.

nova said...

Congratulations!

Taking time to marvel at your awesomeness is the best part :)

Melody said...

YAY Kim! Congratulations!!! Love that button too! ;)

Seachanges said...

I really admire your perseverance! I know how hard it is to keep on track when you've got a job going at the same time... Well done!

Bookfool said...

Congratulations, Kim! I knew you could do it. :)

Chelsea said...

Congrats!! :)