The Deed Is Done
NaNoWriMo finished. And so am I. Fifty thousand words I’ve written in twenty seven days, so I probably won’t say no to an extra large glass tonight. There is still the final battle to be written, Shadow People didn’t quite fit into the fifty thousand. For once you find me at a loss for words. In fact I’m pretty certain that whatever I write after this will be garbled, so for the protection of your own eyeballs, I will keep this one short.
I’m glad that it’s finished, but I take away a lot from this experience, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. I mean I would do it again, if I had never done it before. If we are all still here next year, I believe I shall making a mince pie or two for the freezer instead. I never thought that anyone could write a decent book in a month. But you can, and if you haven’t ever tried, you should. It’s been wild, exciting, and sad to watch some fall away. For me, it’s been the most incredible writing course in the world.
The race is still on though. When my computer informed me that “There are too many spelling errors for spellcheck to continue”, I realised that if I’m to get Shadow People out there before the end of December, there is work to be done, and so my personal NaNoWriMo goal is not quite reached yet. It will be done when the first reader reads the first line.
So with lots of thanks to my fantastic friends, who have patiently endured my neglect, and sincere apologies for the shortness of this blog post, also the promise of an excessively long one tomorrow, I say cheers!
Till next time friends. xxx
6 thoughts on “The Deed Is Done”
November 27, 2012 at 2:55 pm
Reblogged this on Angus48's Blog and commented:
A book in a month. I like it.
November 28, 2012 at 9:29 am
Thanks Angus. Following your lead, I believe. I hope you will like it, because I will force it on you as soon as I can. 😉
November 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm
Well done Jo. I never doubted you for a nano second! Look forwards to seeing Shadow People on Amazon for Christmas x
November 28, 2012 at 9:23 am
Nano second! Cool! Thank you Gail. I appreciate your faith – I doubted a lot! xxxx
November 28, 2012 at 12:29 am
Congratulations Jo, Have a break then get back to it and finish it. Get that editing done and I hope to see it published before February.
November 28, 2012 at 9:30 am
I was hoping for December, before the end of the world, you know… xxxx