NaNoWriMo ’08 – Day 30

“Through storm and sun, you traversed the noveling seas. Pitted against a merciless deadline and fighting hordes of distractions, you persevered. You launched yourself bravely into Week One, sailed through the churning waters of Week Two, skirted the mutinous shoals of Weeks Three and Four, and now have landed, victorious, in a place that few adventurers ever see.

We congratulate you on your hard work, salute your discipline and follow-through, and celebrate your imagination.

You did something amazing this month, novelist. We couldn’t be prouder.”

Let confetti fall from the heavens and words bow in my presence. I’m a National Novel Writing Month winner! They even gave me a nifty certificate to prove it…and gloat with, of course.


Whew, I worked my butt off this month. Hours of sleep lost, tons of coffee drank, I even forgot what my husband looks like. Oh, is that the man who’s been sleeping next to me for the past month? He looks different by the light of my laptop…

I’m so happy to have reached such an amazing goal this month. Not only did I win National Novel Writing Month with over 50,000 words toward my novel but I also completed this novel with over 80,000 words total–my very first novel at that!

There has been a lot of help and encouragement from my husband, my friends and my family this month and I couldn’t have done it without them. I send many thanks and love their way. I am truly blessed.

Now that it’s all over, I can’t believe that this achievement belongs to me and I couldn’t be prouder of myself. I did it!

I am an author and a writing business teacher. I am also a mother of two, a wife, a businesswoman, a nature-lover, and a wannabe yogi. My debut women's fiction novel, PERFECTLY UNDONE, will be released on October 3, 2017. Here, I blog about my journey in publication in the hopes of inspiring others to follow their own dreams.

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