50,000(plus) words


I did it! Every day, I put my butt in my chair, put my fingers on my keyboard and wrote. And it added up! Between my writing in Scotland and the rest that I did during NaNoWriMo, my novel is 57,000 words long. Or 140ish pages.

A lot of those words are going to change. Maybe all of them. :) But, the important part is, I did it! 30 days ago, i had 11ish pages, a vague idea of where I was going and who my characters were, and a hope that I’d stick with it. And today, there’s more than 100 pages of story, twists, turns, dialogue, love, betrayal. Like it bloomed out of nowhere and took on a life of its own. It kind of blows my mind.

Thanks to everyone for their support.

To all the wonderful people on Twitter who made me see that community can be created online, and that there are others out there working toward the same goal. Thanks to the NaNo leader from Providence, who hosted write-ins where I got to meet and trade stories with local writers. Thanks to all the friends on Facebook who liked my never-ending statuses about my writing — i appreciate you bearing with me and being excited about my successes. And thanks to my friends and family and Joe for your amazing support and encouragement over the last month. I couldn’t do it without you!

Now, ‘scuse me, I’ll just head back to writing…

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