Whew! I am so glad to be done with NaNo. It was a blast, and there were plenty of twists and turns throughout the month, so I'd thought I'd share them with you, picture-style! Without further adieu:
NaNo 2010: A Pictorial History
In the early morning hours of November 1st, I was awake and ready to write. Like many of you, I'd been mentally girding myself for weeks and was truly ready for battle.
And he's off! Finally, I was typing the first words of my new manuscript! Within seconds, I was being carried along by a writing fervor. I was more thrilled and excited than I had been in months. This was the moment I'd been waiting for. Writing this novel was my purpose, what I was always meant to do.
OK. So that lasted twenty minutes or so.
(Hot boiling oil was included in the rent, BTW). Eventually two weeks hence we would find something promising, but in the meantime the days passed slowly and our super-busy schedule began to take it's toll. Though my wordcount continued to rise, I often looked and felt like this guy.
--only with a laptop instead of a...you get the picture. For the first time, the specter of failure raised it's ugly, fur-covered head. Dude, I was gonna bite it hardcore, wasn't I?
AND. HE. COULD. GO. ALL. THE. WAY!!!!!! :D Needless to say, I was surprised and relieved and self-proud (being different from house-proud) and--did I mention I was relieved? I was one happy cat.