Sunday, November 22, 2009

Glad to Report!

Our vending machine at work used to dispense a cranberry drink - I forget which one. They had a game going, and one day I popped open a jar, to find the phrase "You are not a winner" transcribed in the top. The first time I saw it, it gave me pause. Who are the cranberry juice people to judge me? My dad thinks I'm cool! Of course, once I got over the initial, albeit unintended ramification of my beverage choice passing judgement on me, it gave me a giggle.

Regardless, I have told you that to tell you this :

I am a Winner!


I hit my 50,000 words on my NaNo novel today, actually, a nice round 50,200. Ironically, the last three days have been a slog, and today, I wrote about 200 words of useless ramblage just to try and get somewhere (which I did omit, the notes I wrote to myself, consisting of "What the fark do I put here? What is Jale thinking? Does anyone care what she is thinking? got taken out and put in my notes)

I'm not done with the book of course, I've got probably another 30 -35k to write, but I'm proud of my accomplishment, it's a goal I set and made. I came up with the grand plan of writing my Dragongar trilogy many years ago, but I put it in action on December 16, 2007. I finished writing the second book August 16, 2009 (the irony! I didn't realize it was the same day of the month!) So it took 1 year 9 months to write two books.

I have now written at least half a book in less than a month. In less than another month, I should be done!

Yay me! Hope everyone's NaNo is going well!


  1. That's fantastic, go you! I'm stuck around the 40k mark and I'm moving house at the present but I will succeed. I WILL!

    I wrote my 1st book in 06/07 and then didn't finish another one until this year and now I'm on my 5th book for this year! 09 must be our year!

  2. Congrats on winning NaNo! I'm not going to win, so I'll live vicariously through your accomplishment!

  3. Congratulations on your win!

    Fairy power!

  4. Thank you! You all make me have smilies! :) Good luck everybody, and even if you aren't going to win, don't stop writing! :) go go go go go go go gogogogo!!!

  5. Awesome, congrast! :D Very well done!