Wednesday, 1 December 2010

NaNoWriMo - The Finish Line

Well I made it over the finish line. A resounding Hoo-ray! I actually hit 50,000 words on Sunday night, after an epic day of writing, while the husband kindly took our son out (thank you husband!). But I hadn't reached the end of the story, so I kept going, and finally finished today during nap time.

Let's celebrate with a photo of Chuck, which is so good at the moment.



True North is 53, 264 words long and I will probably start querying in December.

I mean December 2011, of course :)

And that's if I'm lucky, because this book is a BIG mess. 

There is much work ahead, but I am very happy to have a first draft, because I hate first drafts and love editing.

Congrats to all the other NaNoers! Before you begin editing you might want to check out my friend Joelle Anthony's fantastic post

  The New Red Haired Best Friend, a look at the most over used things in MG and YA. 


Red hair rules, especially in side kicks!

Now I am looking forward to a relaxing December (well as much as it can be). I plan to read a lot, eat chocolate (Advent Calendars -woo-hoo!) and of course it is 

The  Christmas Couples Countdown

Not sure what that is? 

Come back tomorrow and find out. 

It is awesome, 

there are prizes, 

there are guest posts* 

and there is lots of squeeing over favourite boys in YA. 

See, it will be AWESOME!**

* well only one so far but I have been promised many :)

** Dear next door neighbour if you are reading, that second awesome was just for you!


Edit: Well you know what I forgot to do in all the excitement of finishing? Umm verify and win on the NaNo site - doh! - but I know I'ma winner which is what counts :) 

11 comments:

  1. Congratulations on finishing! Woooo! :D

    You love editing? So they DO EXIST. Tell you what, I'll write your first drafts and you can edit mine...

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  2. Meagan - Thank you!!!!!

    Yes. I HATE that blank page. Really I feel my first drafts are one huge outline :)

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  3. Congrats on finishing NaNo!! Yay you! :)

    And you are not the only one who actually likes editing. Just so you know. ^_^

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  4. Congrats! I finished NaNo today :) I love the blog's new look.

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  5. Congrats!!! :) awesome job.
    and im deffs looking forward to your christmas couples countdown ;) loved your list last year! :D

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  6. Well done on finishing NaNoWriMO! I am excited for your Christmas Couples Countdown especially since it involves favourite boys in YA :)

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  7. congrats on finishing nano!

    LOL@ querying in December - that so cracked me up!

    will get to working on my post for you... feeling sheepich...

    xx

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  8. Alexa, I promise to send you my romantic couple pick TONIGHT!!! Really, I will!!!

    And congratulations, by the way. First drafts are mean.

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  9. Congrats!!! That's so exciting! And I'm now totally excited for this couples countdown!

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  10. Becky - Thanks and Yay for editing, it's great isn't it :)

    Becca C - Well done! Thanks it's pretty isn't it :) Glad I don't actually have to use a typewriter though :)

    Audrey - Than you! And yay, hope you like it this year.


    Nic - Thanks and YA boys rule and they're have been some fab ones this year.

    Nomes - thanks. I wish i could query right now haha. I feel like I did the marathon but it was just a warm up for the Iron man marathon :)

    Kim - No problem don't worry :) and thanks. Hope your own 1st draft is behaving now.

    Meredith - thanks and good, hope you like it.

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  11. Becky - Thanks and Yay for editing, it's great isn't it :)

    Becca C - Well done! Thanks it's pretty isn't it :) Glad I don't actually have to use a typewriter though :)

    Audrey - Than you! And yay, hope you like it this year.


    Nic - Thanks and YA boys rule and they're have been some fab ones this year.

    Nomes - thanks. I wish i could query right now haha. I feel like I did the marathon but it was just a warm up for the Iron man marathon :)

    Kim - No problem don't worry :) and thanks. Hope your own 1st draft is behaving now.

    Meredith - thanks and good, hope you like it.

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