I AM A WINNER!

You would think I’m crazy, and it’s true, I am. Not only that I am sitting here, voluntarily writing at close to one in the a.m., but the mere fact that I volunteered to write 50,000 words in 30 days dubs me mental in its own right.
And yet, I DID IT!
YES, I’M NUTS! I’M EXHAUSTED! I DON’T EVEN LIKE WHAT I WROTE! BUT I DID IT ANYWAYS!
I, along with many others, joined the National Novel Writing Month, ( nanowrimo.org ) and tried my best for the first time ever, to write 50,000 words in 30 days. I actually did it in less than 29.
Dude! A little praise here, a bit of glory, some celebration? How about a triumphant dance, a happy smile, a huge present…?
Oh yeah! And I deserve it, because my social life and education, my family participation and my normalcy, my stress level and my moods, all of the above and more, have been affected by this crazy urge to do a crazy thing.
And now it’s over.
And I’m really proud.
I can’t believe I wrote 50,000 words.
Some of them are really weird. Random thoughts and exotic scenes, which I hope will never be viewed by the Human eye.
Some of the words are written so elegantly that I do a double take when I re-read them; I can’t believe that I am the author.
Some of the words are complete fillers, desperate attempts to get my word count up.
“So then he said to me, well I do not think that that is what a person should not do…” Only they made a little more sense.
Some of the words were so much a part of me, so deeply and painfully embedded in my body, that I actually cried while extracting them. I kid you not; I cried, right along with my characters, with tears spilling down my tired face.
But all of those words, good or bad, carefully or carelessly crafted, have one thing and one thing only in common;
They count.

Looking forward to pay more attention to this poor neglected blog in the near future!
You’re reading the post of a girl who’s written 50,300 words in just 29 days. Not counting the 6 page outline, lol.

I love you all, and thanks to all of you who said I should go for it, who denied my craziness (you guys are LIARS) and who kept telling me how proud you are of me.
I finally see it, too.
And I totally recomend that every single person reading this should try it next year, or join the script frenzy in April, because seriously, the feeling of acheivement is greater than any feeling I’ve ever experienced yet.
And that’s saying something!
🙂
Keep UNraveling!

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ellbrbee
    Dec 01, 2010 @ 02:44:24

    AWESOME! I am so proud of you! That is so cool! We should start a homeschoolers novel writing competition thing! That would be so cool! I have the addresses of like all the people from the conference and I’m sure it would get sent around. It could be realy cool! We could even take like all the stories and compile them into a book or something. Me likee this idea!! Call me if you r interested. call me even if your not cuz we haven’t talked in ages! love ya! GOOD JOB!

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  2. Tehila
    Dec 01, 2010 @ 02:52:28

    yay im so proud of u rena! ur awesome! xxx luv tehila

    Reply

  3. Susan J. Flyweel
    Dec 02, 2010 @ 10:59:33

    I WANTED TO DO IT BUT I COULDN’T! *whine* Hmmph. Anywho, I’d love to see the manuscript, but you probably wouldn’t let me. I’ve never seen a NaNo project before.

    Reply

  4. yourjadedvoice
    Dec 04, 2010 @ 23:41:08

    Congratulations girl!
    BTW, I am tagging you. visit my blog for further details and please post the answers on your blog (not as a post).
    Have fun!

    Reply

  5. Thaumaturgist
    Dec 05, 2010 @ 18:47:00

    I know I am late but congratulations anyways!

    Reply

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