November 30, 2007

I did it!

I won nanowrimo! I’m going to bask in the glow of accomplishment for a few hours before I start agonizing about how much editing it needs to become pitch-worthy. I’m not going to think about all the gaping historical research holes or the way the plot falls apart in the second act. Right now I’m going to do a happy dance and pop open a bottle of bubbly.

I truly didn’t think I’d be able to write 50,000 words in one month while starting graduate school and working two jobs. There were a few bumps (my laptop getting stolen was the biggest one) but this experience has shown me that I do have the discipline and stamina to sit down and write every single day, even if I’m exhausted and uninspired.

I would like to give a special shout out to Tessa Dare. It was her success story that inspired me to sit my butt down in my chair and write write write. Thank you, Tessa!

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15 thoughts on “I did it!”

  1. Yay!!!!!!!
    Squeeee!!!!!!
    Hurray!!!!!

    Lenora, I am so, so proud of you. You overcame tremendous odds and conquered that evil internal editor and got the job done. I wish I was there to BUY you a bottle of bubbly to celebrate. You deserve that, and more. I’m doing a little dance in my office chair in your honor.

    And now I can’t wait to read HEART OF SHADOWS!

  2. Congrats Lenora! I tried and, like India (I’m in good company at least!!) failed miserably.

    Will I be finally meeting you at the RCRW Deb Dixon workshop in January? I hope so!!

  3. Congratulations!…and HOLY CRAP! You’re starting grad school, working two jobs, got your LAPTOP stolen AND you wrote 50,000 words in one month?

    You better get a damned golden globe.

  4. Hey Darcy, I’ll try to make the January meeting. I would love to finally meet you.

    Hi Hellion! So nice to see you over here. I’ve been chuckling over your song parodies for a long time now.

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