Thursday, November 25, 2010

Official NaNoWriMo 2010 Winner

I just plugged my writing into the validator, hit the submit button, and have no officially won NaNoWriMo 2010 with a word count of 60,127


As I loaded the winner certificate and sat back to look at it, my name plugged in with my novel title, I suddenly felt choked up and tears tried to sting my eyes.  At first I felt like a complete boob.  Then I realized:  I earned this.  I set a goal, a goal I have wanted for as long as I can remember, and I finished it.  Though the novel still needs a few more chapters, mad editing and lots of TLC, I won the challenge. 

And what a great day to submit it.  Thanksgiving.  I am so thankful for the art of writing.  For the support of my husband and family and crazy friends.  For this imagination that never sleeps.  I cannot wait to wrap this novel up and see where it goes.  Whether is remains forever in my hard drive, or manages to find its way onto cluttered bookshelves, I do not know.  But one thing I do know...

*Happy dance*

"One thing life teaches you is it is unpredictable.  If we wait for something to happen, and it never happens, we will just waste our lives waiting." - Jude, Prison Nation

1 comment:

Brad Jaeger said...

Congrats Jenni! I'm glad we both got through this alive :)


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