Although, technically, I am 2100 words from winning NaNoWriMo2015, by the time this blog goes to press, I am confident I will have reached my goal. 50,000 words plus some.
If you participated in this year's National Novel Writing Month self-competition, then you are also breathing and jumping and dancing and patting yourself on the back today. Even if you didn't reach the goal of 50K, you must feel proud for even trying.
When I started the adventure thirty days ago with my many-time participant and writing partner, Gwynne Jackson, I felt totally intimidated. However, as I fell into a daily groove of logging in one-thousand or more words, the intimidation melted into determination.
Now, like many others, my story is not fully written, but I have more than half of it constructed. Over the next few weeks, I plan on keeping up my 850-1600 words daily. By the end of this calendar year I believe I will have a full novel ready for some new year's editing and revising.
That's the fun part.
So today, I thank Chris Baty for his brilliant idea to gather writers together around the globe and help us inspire each other. I'm in the groove, and I'm not stopping now.
Look for the opening of my NaNo novel on my blog soon. I'd love to hear how the event inspires or frustrates you.