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National Novel Writing Month is over, and I couldn't have failed more spectacularly to finish in time.

...or so I thought.

Turns out 8,273 people did worse than me. And only 2,025 actually made their goal. I mean, if you ignore the 4,534 people in between there, I came really close.

Okay, math doesn't work that way, but I'm still in the 56th percentile. That's like a C+ on the bell curve, right?


I made pottertilly sign up, and she finished. That oughta count for somethin'.

Hey, congratulations on that, by the way! You too, dixon. And manicwriter. And anyone else I've missed.
In case it hasn't sunk in yet, that's a huge accomplishment.

Actually, I'm real happy with the few words I was able to churn out this month. They're a good start. And I do intend to finish this the moment my schedule clears up.

...I'm thinking April 2003.


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Dec. 3rd, 2002 02:15 am (UTC)
a start is still a start ..
good luck with it
Dec. 3rd, 2002 03:57 am (UTC)
There's always November 2003! And remember, you wrote more novel this month that 99.9% of the world do their entire lives.
Dec. 3rd, 2002 08:17 am (UTC)
I say it counts for a whole lot!
Honestly, thank you for making me sign up! (I'll have to treat you to Fatburger one of these days!) I haven't written like that in ages! Not that I've ever tried to write a novel in a month, but believe me, it has been a long time since I've put more than a few paragraphs together. In the past couple of years, whenever I would try to write, I would get stuck with thoughts like "Does that really sound right?" or "I can't go further because writing this hurts." Hopefully I can now get beyond that...

As for how you did, I want to end this comment with some of what Chris from NaNoWriMo said in the last pep talk: "If you wrote 100 or 1000 or 10,000 words this month, you should be proud... The victory is in the trying..."
Dec. 4th, 2002 09:32 am (UTC)
Ooh, thank you for the congratulations!

I posted this elsewhere on the Net:

Not everybody who participated in NaNoWriMo has 50,000 words and that funky "winner" graphic, but we've all got something else in common: We are all writers, every single one of us. Everyone who participated is a real writer, and nobody can ever take that away from you.

Come to think of it, we all have two things in common. We're also all completely insane.

So remember that.
Dec. 9th, 2002 11:11 pm (UTC)
Y'know.. I can't remember the last person I met who wasn't completely insane.

     ...of course, that could just be because they weren't very memorable.

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