Sunday, November 22, 2009

I did it!

I not only reached the goal of 50K words, I exceeded the goal. Probably due in no small part to the numerous repetitions of 'flying vampire monkey demons' in the 'flying vampire monkey demons attack the elementary school during recess' chapter. I'm hoping to come up with a better name for them during the editing process.
I have a personal goal of 75,000 words (25,000 words in 8 days, 4 of which are days off from work. I can do it!) I still have an ambush, a desperate duel, a destiny revealed and a Conjuration of Doom to get through. Not to mention a tidy wrap up that lays the ground for a possible sequel. Right now though, I will take my victorious self to bed. 5am won't come any later just because I HAVE WRITTEN MY FIRST NOVEL!!!!!


Jenn said...

Yeah baby!!!!! Woo hoo!!!!!

OK, enough gratuitous exclamation points but really I could not be more excited for you Kate, what an awesome achievement to have met the goal and still be pushing forward for your own goal of 75k.

Flying monkey vampire demons huh? Kind of like that, lol. Can't wait to read it ♥

CONGRATULATIONS!! Now go get your certificate (when possible of course)

Bridgete said...

Woo hoo!!! That's awesome, congratulations! =)

Amanda said...

That's awesome! Have you actually sat back and realized what you've just accomplished? YOU HAVE WRITTEN A NOVEL!!!! That is quite possibly the coolest thing anybody can ever do.

Do you think The Artist's Way was important in helping you do this?

kate said...

Thanks Everybody! I got the fancy winner page on the NaNo site, and my certificate. I won't fill it in until I finish the story and have a somewhat better title than the working title.

Amanda - I don't think it's sunk in...I'm still focused on getting the rest of the story done, and am shooting for 75,000 thousand.

I think the Artist's Way had a lot to do with this whole thing. I doubt I would have jumped into it otherwise. I started with no plot, pretty much the first 40,000 words were written in a free-writing/morning pages kind of way.

I have about 24,000 more words to go....good thing I have a few days off starting Thursday :)