Winner at NaNoWriMo

Hi Everyone!   

I secured my 1st National Novel Writing Month win! And the crowd roars – I turned in over 52,000 words. It was an interesting exercise and I would recommend it for anyone who is writing.


So what did I win! I got this nifty certificate and the opportunity to take advantage of several discounts not available anywhere else at this time.  

I used the Scrivener compile function for the first time and there are things I like and don’t like, but I will see if it is just my ignorance of the system before I make up my mind. It was a lot easier creating a word doc then copy and pasting everything.

I have 52,246 on Scrivener and NaNoMoWriMo has 52,204. I have no idea why there is a difference, but in this instance it doesn’t matter.

Did I learn anything? My process works for me. I didn’t really get “Writer’s Block”. I took breaks, created mental distractions, walks, etc. and I didn’t write every day.  Some days I wrote less than my goal and others I wrote significantly more and I am okay with that. There were days that I could have made myself write more, but I could see where meeting the end goal was going to happen so I wasn’t worried.  

My official certificate allows another bragging right; “Veni, vidi, vici”, I came, I saw, I conquered.

 Fanni, Jennifer and Josh will have to patiently wait their turn. Derrick Garraghan and Katherine Culver have waited theirs and are bursting to get to their second round. It is a little strange not finishing the project, but this part of the learning curve that I expected and will let you know how this portion goes later on. So as of right now I have three works in progress with Derrick’s Deaths leading the parade.


Thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  

See ya at the Forge!



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