A NaNoWriMo Winning Effort

A winning shout out: I did it! After three years of participating in NaNoWriMo this year I finally managed to eek out the required 50,000 words within the thirty-day time frame – in fact, with two days to spare. I’ll keep at it until tomorrow night’s deadline but the pressure’s off.


The novel isn’t done of course, but thanks to my frenetic NaNo’ing it’s well under way and now can continue at a more reasonable pace. And maybe now I can “get a life” again, and maybe a little more sleep. Ah, yes… sleep. That would… be… so… zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

12 thoughts on “A NaNoWriMo Winning Effort

  1. nonie vogue says:

    congratulations Carol!

  2. joylene says:

    That’s excellent, Carol. I’ve never participated, but I know what it takes to write a novel, and you have lots to be proud of. Enjoy.

  3. Jody Hedlund says:

    Whoo-hoo! Yay! I’m so thrilled for you Carol! Great job! Now get some sleep! 🙂

  4. Laura Best says:

    Yay Carol! That’s really quite an accomplishment.

  5. Thanks everyone. There’s still lots of the story to write, but it’s been fun to be able to say I met the 50,000-word/30-day challenge.

  6. Donna says:

    I am so proud of you! Wowzers! This fantastic! You should give yourself a day or two for your fingers to relax. Have some sweets and enjoy your success! 🙂


  7. Tricia says:

    Congrats. Now the race is over and the work begins. 🙂

  8. Thanks, Donna and Tricia. The story is imbedded in my head so I’m continuing to work on it, but it’s nice not to have a looming deadline for it.

  9. iapetus999 says:


    Now finish! *cracks whip*

    • I’m working at it, Andrew, but it’ll likely take me a couple months yet. It’s nice to settle back into what’s a normal writing pace for me although I envy you your get-it-done speed!

      BTW, just so you know, I do visit your blog but I’ve stopped trying to leave comments as I can’t get it to recognize my WordPress I.D. for some reason. 😦

  10. iapetus999 says:

    That’s strange.
    Maybe you could use OpenID and try entering https://careann.wordpress.com

    That should work.

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