Monday, November 29, 2010


Earlier this afternoon I pushed my word count to 50,211 words. So with a days grace I have completed the NaNoWriMo challenge.

My desk were it all happened.
What a month it has been. There were days when I thought I'd never make it and days where I soared through it. But in the end I made it.

I still have about three chapters to write for the story to be complete. I'll finish that tomorrow. Then I'm really looking forward to reading it. I knew if I glanced at it earlier my internal editor would get all excited and they'd be no hope of finishing the words.

So, book three of my trilogy is almost done and awaiting editing, along with book two. Still a lot of hard work ahead of me, but I'm dying to get stuck in.

On the home front, my daughter returned from Auckland with a whole pile of fabric scraps from her dressmaking Grandma. I envisage a good deal of sewing in the next week or so. And of course Christmas is almost upon us. So there's gifts to make and buy, cards to write and a house to decorate - although it needs a good clean first!

And somewhere amongst all that, I have promised myself to have the first draft of my first book printed  before Christmas. But right now I feel like I can achieve anything. After all I wrote 50000 words in a month!


  1. Well done, that's quite an achievement indeed.

  2. You have done awesomely! I am so proud!!! We must celebrate. Chocolate and coffee or wine and cheese?

  3. Congratulations! It's great to see someone finish their Nano project; elsewhere I've seen the opposite for all sorts of reasons!

  4. Thank you one and all!
    Pen: - chocolate of course.

  5. Chocolate for the draught.

    Wine and Cheese for the launch!!!