NaNoWriMo Countdown… 3… 2… 1….
Ding Ding Ding …. times up! Well, not quite. I actually finished ahead of schedule. Go figure!
Phew! On one hand, I feel like I should be dancing around the H.O.W. and popping a bottle of champagne. But on the other, I’m looking over my “finished” manuscript and thinking… Wow, this is waaayyyy far from being finished! Yes, I passed the word count criteria (55,636!) but yikes! It’s going to take twice that number of words (or more) to get it fluffed up.
Hmmm, I don’t think that’s the technical term I was trying to come up with. I mean the last thing I want to be known as is a “fluffer”. Well, okay, maybe not the very last thing… but I digress. Anyhoooo… I’m talking about getting it fleshed out enough for the first
slaughter massacre edit.
Before I get into all that though a break is in order. I do believe I will take a
moment hour day or ten to revel in this sense of accomplishment. “Veni, vidi, vici” … wooo hooo! Well, I conquered a battle if not the complete war at best. And, I might add, nowhere near as succinctly as Julius Caesar… just saying.
But still, a victory is a victory my friends! So I say… bring on the bubbly baby!
Gee, where is that hubby of mine? It seems he’s become very adept at making himself scarce while the keys are a clackin’ around here.
As it turns out his vanishing acts have several advantages. Most importantly it means he doesn’t have to watch and listen to me have in-depth conversations… with myself. Big perk for me because even though I know he already
thinks knows I’m a little a lot cuckoo… I try to hide my crazy whenever possible.
In addition to keeping my state of sanity ambiguous, his inclination of the flight rather than fight self-preservation mode has been a catalyst for him to accomplish an overdue to-do list of maintenance issues on the truck. Yeay! Win-Win!
Now before I commence the drinking portion of my little celebration, I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate all my fellow NaNoWriMo writers. No matter if you are frantically working to hit the 50,000 mark before Saturday at midnight or if you’ve decided to just keep working at your own pace… NaNoWriMo badges and goodies be damned. If we are purging the story that burns hot within us by getting words on the page… we are all winners in this game.
Okay now… seriously. It’s champagne time.
Here’s to the writer in each of us!!
That’s all for now. As always, thanks for stopping by!