NaNo for me is OVER–at least it is for me.
I officially reached my 50,000 words at 12:40 yesterday. Woo hoo! I validated it, got my badge, and patted myself on the back for finishing NaNoWriMo three days early.
My novel is no where near complete, but the good news is I still love the story and the words are flowing. Once it’s written, I’ve learned, comes the really difficult part. Editing. Rewriting. Re-editing. Re-rewriting. After doing that a dozen or so times, I can submit it to my critique groups, and when they’ve ripped it to shreds, it goes to beta readers.
So 50,000 words is only a drop in the bucket, but it’s a start. Since I’ve been planning this one in my head for months, I needed something to give me a push and NaNo was it. So, thank you NaNo and the thousands of volunteers who work night and day to make it successful. You can add me to your list of winners.