It’s, over. It’s really over… NaNoWriMo 2015, is over. What a month. Okay, let’s breathe here for a moment and reflect. But, I hear you say, wasn’t it already done, yesterday? … Hush now ! I know you didn’t, but just play along for now, ok? ^_~
Yes, with the 50,000 already in the pocket yesterday I could have easily called it quits then. I had made it! I had reached the goal I set out to reach! I had WON! But no. The story was not finished and closing off this month, this first ever NaNoWriMo of mine with an unfinished story? No, that just wouldn’t do! And so I spent the vast majority of this last evening of November writing frantically to finish those final scenes! And you know what? I did it! I succeeded! I have finished Over the Edge! From beginning to end! It’s a whole, complete story! And it’s done!
No time for false modesty now. I am just so incredibly proud of what I’ve achieved here! I’ve been dreaming of writing and publishing book for a long, LONG time and with the help of NaNoWriMo I’ve finally been able to get at least the first half of those done! Major step that! Without a doubt November 30th of 2015 will go down as a definite milestone in my life!
So how was it? It has been nothing less than an insanely amazing experience! It was both exhausting and energizing, both stressful and strengthening, both frustrating and fantastic, and so incredibly rewarding! It was all of those things and more! Definitely not always easy, especially with all the other responsibilities I also had to take care of (and not always managed to). Missing a day was always terrifying, because I wasn’t always certain if and how quickly I was going to catch up and repair the damage. I managed to persevere and push through, though, and especially those last couple of days I just blasted off like nobody’s business, getting no less than over 3500 words done on this last day! And like I’ve said earlier, though I believe I have never made as much progress with my writing as I have during this November and for that I am incredibly grateful! Will I be joining in next year? Absolutely! This was an experience of epic proportions and I will be marking next year’s November in my calendar for sure!
To all fellow NaNoWriMo 2015 winners: a thousand congratulations to all of you! You have done an absolutely amazing job! I mean, 50,000 words in a single month? You know that’s pretty gorram epic, right?! ^_^ Of course, there are those around the world for whom the day has not yet ended and who are still be working hard to get those final parts of their story done! To you I say: keep it up! You can do this! I am absolutely certain of it! Go get ’em! For you, for the winners and for everyone who has been along for the ride let my conclude with a couple of epic music to celebrate our triumph, whether upcoming or already attained!
Thank you so much, everyone for helping to make my first NaNoWriMo experience such a fantastic one! For one last time this year I will wish you good writing, good night and until next National Novel Writing Month! V(^_^)V
Final word count: 53,860!