Call me a geek. Or a dork. I don't care.
I am darn-tootin' proud of winning this, and when you are proud of something, you show it off! So, after printing up my NaNoWriMo Winner Certificate on Thanksgiving, I asked my sister-in-law Samantha to snap some pics of me showing it off.
Oh yes. You know you are jealous.
Something I have been noticing though is that people don't seem to understand what I won. Some think it was a competition and I am the 1st place winner. Some ask if there was a cash prize or some other awesome goodie. To those of you still confused, here is what I "won":
-A cool certificate that is now hanging above my desk
- Bragging rights to the fact that I wrote 50k words in 30 days (even more so since I did it in 14!)
-The knowledge that I can, in fact, write that much.
Don't say its lame. It was a personal competition with myself, and once I hit that 50k mark, I won. If you know me at all, you know that I have always loved writing, but have never finished any of my projects. Now, thanks to this challenge, I am only a few chapters away from wrapping up the first draft of my first novel. Winning NaNoWriMo isn't about cash or prizes or being numero uno. Its about proving to yourself that you are amazing, that you can write, and that you can do this.
That's what I won. And I am darn proud of it.
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