NaNoWriMo Success!

I did it!  I wrote more than 50,000 words in the month of November.

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51,005 to be exact.

I have to admit I almost didn’t make it…work and kids and holidays conspiring against me…but in the end, I was able to meet my goal and keep my promise to myself.

Unfortunately, even at 51,005 words, my novel is nowhere near complete…at least another 30,000 words away I figure…but that isn’t the point really.  The point is that I set the goal, put myself first for a change and made it happen.

And what made my first NaNoWriMo experience all that more enjoyable was that my 9-year-old did it with me.

She was successful too – writing 800 words more than her set goal of 1,500 – and I am so proud of her commitment to the task.

I loved our mother-daughter writing dates whether they were spent in a cafe while my youngest was in art class or in our own living room. There is something special about having your children share your passion for something.

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What next? Well…I have to actually finish the novel…and then edit it…and rewrite a lot of it…and then try to get it published.

So maybe NaNoWriMo was actually the easy part.

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