I Wrote A Novel

I did it. I wrote a Novel in 30 days with support and encouragement from people at NaNovWriMo. I have my certificate to prove that I am a winner. I have wanted to write a novel since I was first old enough to read one. It has been on my goals list for the past umpteen years. And I finally did it. I'm not saying it's a brilliant novel. I'm not saying that it will be published and become a bestseller. It may sit forever in my desk drawer, but I'll know that I wrote a novel. I am very proud of myself. I can't wait to get started on the next one. But that will have to wait until I finish revising this one and sending it off to get printed as a book. I have a lot of editing to do. I learned how to write a novel as I felt my way along the process. I made tons of mistakes. I figured if I waited to write one until I knew exactly how to do it perfectly, I might never write one. NaNovWriMo seemed a great opportunity to just go for it, dive in and get the deed done. I'm so glad I did it. I even sort of kept up with my freelancing work. I was late on a couple of deadlines, but I still got perfect evaluations from project directors. My apartment was a disaster and I did no laundry or dishes, but that's nothing new. Neither was the mountain of unopened mail left for me to sort or the pounds of magazines and newspapers to sort and recycle. It was all well worth it.

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