Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

I won NaNoWriMo.  Yay.  :snoopy dance:

I hit my word count last night at 9:41pm.  At which point, I fell apart.

Okay, so I held together just long enough to verify my words with the site and get my goodies.  I put up my new NaNo badge and then fell apart.

50210* words into my novel and yes, I have at least 20K to go.  50K words - about half of which are total crap.  But I said I was going to do it and I did.  Now I'm done.  I know I can write more words today and add them to my total, but I think I'm going to take a little break.  I need a break.  I've earned a break.  I'm taking one.  So there.  =op


Because now I'm so very tired.  I get like this with a big project.  I bust my buns accomplishing the task and then once it's complete, I turn to mush.  "Fall apart afterwards," I always say.

On the agenda for today?  All the house cleaning I neglected for the past month so I can put up Christmas decorations tomorrow.  Yay.

What are your post November plans?  Do you ramp up for big projects and then collapse when they're over?

*My MS Word count.  NaNo verification ended up different.  Which is why I had to write another few paragraphs to make the NaNo verifier catch up and why the counts don't match. 


  1. I'm in the "fall apart afterwards" camp, as well. Although that usually only lasts for a few days. Then I get REALLY antsy and want to beat my projects into serious shape.

    Which isn't very productive, either, because I want to sit down at the computer and have it MAGICALLY be awesome.

    Oh well.

    Congrats! :)

  2. Congratulations, B.E. - way to go :)

    And I think a lot of people had issues with the word count thing - bottom line is you did it!!

  3. I still have relatives over and yes, I may collapse when they leave!

    Congrats on winning Nano! Woohoo! I'm sure you'll do great with the next 20K words!

  4. Woohoo! Congrats on reaching 50! I also won but have another 40-50k to write. That's what December is for.