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!


15 thoughts on “I did it!”

  1. Yay!!!!!!!

    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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