Monday, November 30, 2009

I am a NaNoWriMo 2009 Winner!

I said for years I would participate in National Novel Writing Month. I think one year I registered, visited my page once and never returned. This year I started a day late but in time to be officially registered and I finished. I am a NaNoWriMo 2009 winner coming in that 51,975 words Whew! *wipes brow*

To some people this will seem small, but to me it's a big deal because I have been the sullen writer in midlife, kicking herself for not finishing one of the many novels she's said she will write. I've even talked about my severe case of procrastination in posts before, such as this post at, Omphaloskepsis for the Midlife Writer: Finish Your Novel.

It's an imperfect novel, one that needs fleshing out, but it's more novel than any I've had in my life before and I'm thankful to have it, holes and all. From this point I can weave shut the ragged gaps.

Thank you to everyone who cheered me on!


underOvr (aka The U) said...

Congratulations Nordette!

I'm happy for you because I've read those posts you've written about writing and now, I sense a new determination of the writer. I couldn't be happier for someone I consider a blogging friend.

I've read other bloggers post about NaNoWriMo but you're the first to say, "I did it!"

Well done.


Leigh C. said...

Mazel tov! Especially at this time of year, which tends to add some extra stress. Good going, and good luck with the fine tuning.

le0pard13 said...

Oh, congratulations, Nordette. Bravo!

PPR_Scribe said...

CONGRATS, Nordette! You are officially my new hero. I keep saying "next year"...maybe '10 will be it for me.


Congratulations, Nordette! You deserve to be proud! Umm...I didn't even come close to completion...BUT I learned that it is not difficult for me to write between 1000 and 2000 words a day after all and that excites me! Again, congratulations! :D

msladyDeborah said...

I'll say it again, You Go Nordette!

Just accomplishing this phase has been work. You did it! Give yourself a pat on the back! Have a cup of tea or something stronger and relax until December edits.

lilalia said...

Congratulations! What a big challenge to meet! It shows you that you not only have a brave heart (something we've known all along), but the tenacity and bullheadedness a writer needs. What are you going to do to celebrate?

Kitlat said...

Congratulations! I fell short this year, but there is always next year! Looking forward to seeing your published novel!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! You are an inspiration to mid-life writers everywhere. Can't wait to read it.