Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Finished!


I'm super excited today because I actually finished my NaNoWriMo novel, The Ghosts of Aquinnah, with a few days to spare! I've been doing the happy dance ever since I sent in my text to the word verification program on the NaNo page.



My brain is fried and I am feeling like a total zombie after a frenzied writing weekend, but I'm still so excited to have actually finished a draft of my novel. I know I will have TONS of revising and editing to do but I never dreamed I'd have a draft done so quickly. Signing up for NaNo turned out to be a fantastic motivator for me.

I've neglected nearly everything else this month and I know I have a ton of blog reading to catch up on, so it will be nice to get back into a more normal routine now.

Even when I signed up for NaNo, I honestly didn't believe I would be able to get the whole 50,000 words written in the month's time frame, especially since I have always been a procrastination queen. So I realized I can now add something else to my list of things I've learned since starting this blog almost two years ago.

What else is possible? Finishing a novel in a month!

33 comments:

  1. That's a huge deal. Congrats on your success!

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  2. Hope you're doing a little happy dance-- what an outstanding accomplishment. Reading about the process reminds me of when I trained for a half-marathon. Did it. Got it done. Won't do that again. Phew!

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  3. Yay! So awesome to finish such a lofty goal, right? You should eat all of the leftover pie to celebrate! :-D

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  4. CONGRATS, Julie! That is awesome.
    : )

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  5. @Alex, thanks!

    @Emily, thank you, I appreciate it.

    @Julie, oh that's a good comparison LOL. Thanks!

    @EJ, LOL, I'm lucky because I don't like pie so I'm not tempted. Thanks!

    @Susanne, thanks so much. :)

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  6. Congratulations! That is just absolutely fantastic, you should indeed feel very proud of yourself.

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  7. I'm so excited for you Julie! Now that this weight is off of your shoulders, I hope that you can finally relax and enjoy the holidays. With Polar Night coming out soon, and The Ghosts of Aquinnah on deck you have so much to celebrate.
    Julie

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  8. Thank you, Murees! I really appreciate it. :)

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  9. Way to go, Julie! We all knew you could do it - even if you didn't. :)

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  10. Hi Julie - well done - that's the bulk of it .. so good for you .. love the name "The Ghosts of Aquinnah" ...

    Cheers and carry on relishing that happy dance!! Hilary

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  11. @Julie, thanks, I hope so!

    @Madeline, thank you!

    @Cherie, thanks!

    @Hilary, thank you, I'm glad you like the name too. :)

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  12. Congratulations!
    What else is possible?
    Anything you're willing to work for :)

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  13. Woohoooooooo!! That's awesome, Julie. You really pushed yourself to get it done.

    Also, I think there's a whole army of NaNo zombies stumbling through the blogosphere this week. :))

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  14. Well Done You!!! That is some achievement!! :) xx

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  15. @Carol, that's so true. Thanks!

    @LG, LOL, yeah, I doubt I'm the only zombie in blog land. Thank you!

    @Carolyn, thanks so much. :)

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  16. Yay!!! That's got to feel incredible.

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  17. That deserves a cheers! Such a huge accomplishment. Is it time for a break now? I know I'd need one. I hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving!

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  18. Awesome - especially awesome that you learned that you CAN do it. :)

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  19. @Tonja, it does, thanks!

    @Tara, thank you!

    @Michael, thanks! I hope you and your family did as well. :)

    @Nicki, thank you!

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  20. Congrats! I dropped out - and it will be the subject of my next IWSG post. :)

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  21. @Laura, thanks! I'm sorry this turned out to be an IWSG post for you though!

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  22. That is fantastic! Huge congratulations! Really thrilled for you. I look forward to hearing where it goes from here, but for now - you have much to celebrate! :)

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  23. @Sherry, thank you!

    @Rebecca, thanks so much, I appreciate it!

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