Saturday, November 22, 2008


I told LM I would only need the computer for an hour.  My estimate wasn't even close.  Perhaps he gets his writing ability from his mother after all.  

It took me four hours but I finally finished it.  52,897 words.

I raced over to the NaNoWriMo website to upload my novel.  I'm not one to upload as I go, I don't need a bar graph to show me my progress, I nag at myself every day.  But when I uploaded my novel in it's entirety (well, this year's half anyway) nothing happened.  There was no "Congratulations!" screen.  There was no confetti.  There was no cheering from the peanut gallery.

It would seem I finished too early.  The verifications and winning don't start until the 25th.  I finished my novel too early.

I have to say, that even without any fanfare, even if my son, my biggest fan, is still playing his PS2 game, completely unfazed by the fact that his mother just completed her first novel (see, now I have to start putting the word 'first' in there) I still feel different.

As I was explaining to LM earlier, I am able to scratch off one of those "things to do before I die" items.  And I've never done that before.


Katrina said...

WooHOOOOO! You are awesome! Congratulations--that is truly something to be proud of, Amy! :)

Hillary said...



See that? That's all the confetti on the floor after the confetti cannon went off at my house for you! hehehe!

Congratulations, Amy! Truly something to celebrate!

Mig said...

Hip Hip HOORAY!!!!

I am so proud of you! Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

That's great!! I hope it gets published. I knew you could do it. Randy

Jennifer said...

Yea!!! So happy for you - quite the accomplishment :)