And there it is! Thirty days, over sixty-six-thousand words and countless emotions from all across the spectrum later, the magnificently absurd tale of a Scottish, a Colombian drug kingpin and their fight against the most bizarre of alien invasions has at last drawn to a close! Dear family, friends, followers, likers and everyone who has in some way stood with me in all this: Pwnage has been finished!
I HAVE DONE IT AGAIN!
Wow… Okay, let me breathe for a bit, because more than ever before this month (with the possible exception of yesterday), I am absolutely ready to topple over and just not get up again…
My third NaNoWriMo victory in a row is a reality! What a month it was! In more ways than one! Despite having a constant and eventually increasing lead on the average daily word count and reaching the magical, the wondrous and the stunningly beautiful 50,000 words a full three days before the end, this may just have been the most draining and demanding National Novel Writing Month I’ve gone through so-far. There have definitely been moments this month felt a whole lot longer than its thirty days. Before we get bogged down in negativity, however, let’s take a sharp turn straight for the positive!
Because, exhausting though it was, exhilaration is probably the dominant feeling I’m experiencing as I look back on these past thirty day. This has also been my most productive NaNoWriMo by far! Not only have I managed to write nearly 17,000 words more than I needed to win, I’ve also finally been able to finish the story I’d been working on since last year; a story I am now even more determined than ever to turn into my first novel! With all the blood, sweat and tears that have been put into it, it most definitely deserves at least that much! I believe a certain general had something to say about that last year…
That’s it! Yes, for that fact alone, I can already look back on this month with a whole lot of pride and happiness. Let’s also not forget that, however, that, just like during its previous two installments, NaNoWriMo has once again proven something beyond the shadow of a doubt: if I take my body, my mind, my will and my determination, combine them and focus them into my passion, I can achieve more than I could have possibly imagined! Not a single word of that is lied or exaggerated and I’m positive I’m far from the only one this magnificent month has left this way.
For me, NaNoWriMo 2017 has ended in probably the most awesome and amzazing way possible! It may have not always been easy (don’t let the daily word counts fool you!), but through passion, perseverance and a whole lot sugar and caffeine (sorry, didn’t manage an awesome alliteration this time! ^_^;) has once more led to a magnificent achievement of those goals laid out at the start of this month. And then some!
To all fellow contestants in this incredible month of writing: whether you’ve written fifty-thousand, ten-thousand, or heck, even ten words, you set out to write, write and write again! And you DID! Consider yourself absolutely amazing and be very, VERY proud of yourself!
And to all of you still working hard to get that novel of yours from your mind out onto the pages, keep it up! You’ve started this! You’ve come this far and I KNOW that you can finish it! YOU! CAN! DO! IT! For you and all you other wonderful crazy writing peoples, I am proud to once more bring you ancient (three years old) tradition the one and only patented (again, not really) Victory Boost Package(TM)! Seeking to get inspired? Wanting to bask in the glory of your well-earned victory? Look no further! ^_^
And there we have it. Another NaNoWriMo come and gone. Thank you, sincerely, for everyone who once more stood with me through this month! I may not always express it in the most noticeable manner, but know that your support really has kept and continues to keep me going! It means no less than the world to me! From the bottom of my heart: thank you!
Now, it is time to wrap things up for this year and give possibly the true MVP of the month – my poor, loyal, diligent brain – the rest it so badly deserves. As always, I shall wish you all good writing, good night and until the next National Novel Writing Month! V(^_^)V
Final word count: 66,859!