Tuesday, December 1, 2009

NaNoWriMo 2009 - Whew!

Another November has come and gone, and with it another NaNoWriMo.

And I won - I finished my novel, just over 50,000 words, about noon yesterday!


It was stressful, at times. Some days, the words were right there and my count rose steadily. Other days, not so much.

But I am done. I have now written three novels.

Big thanks to my wife, the lovely Ravyn. Thank you for all the support, advice and enthusiasm. I appreciate it all!

And I had to laugh when I looked at my blog post from last year regarding the 2008 NaNoWriMo. I mentioned possibly doing another novel on my own in January. Yeah, that didn't happen.

But heck, there's always this January!

And if not, I will be back for NaNoWriMo 2010 next November.



  1. Congrats, Joe. I finished up this afternoon, at 51,126. Felt like kicking it in during Week 2, but it was downhill from there.

  2. There is no pain like the pain of writing, and no pride like the feeling of "having written." Congrats, Joe!

  3. Congratulations! Oh, good for you and for all who made it!

  4. Congratulations! I can't even seem to finish my current short story. :(

    One day I will buckle down and write that novel that keeps kicking around inside my head.

  5. Congratulations. I must find out about this event for next year. Resolutions, resolutions.

  6. Congratulations Joe! Good news indeed - and worthy of a cheeky celebratory glass of something red. ;)

  7. That is SO great!Congratulations!

  8. Congratulations!! Each year as November approaches, I consider participating in this event. Maybe next year . . .

  9. So when do we get to see this trilogy in its fine printed form. Congratulation, you ARE a writer. I just play at it but you really do it.

  10. Congratulations. I checked out the site yesterday, 500 pages breaks down to about 20 pages a day (maybe a little less) which is so incredibly impressive!

  11. congratulations! that is amazing and impressive!

  12. Right on! I'll reserve further comment for when I actually get to read one of the damned things!

  13. Congrats! Do you like what you wrote?? I am curious how the deadline affected you?

  14. That is fantastic and inspiring Wings, it can be so intimidating to sit down with yourself and face the blank computer screen, and to accomplish so much in such a limited amount of time is truly admirable. Congrats my friend!

  15. First - THANK YOU to everyone for the kudos & congrats! Much appreciated!

    Evan Lewis: Congrats to you, too!

    senski: Very well said!

    Megan: Yes, everyone needs a big congratulations!

    AngelMay: It isn't always easy, but don't give up!

    Alan Burnett: I think you would do awesome at it!

    James: Hmmm, great idea!

    Candie: Thanks!

    halloween spirit: Can't hurt, might be something great!

    Cal: Thank you! Not a trilogy, all three are quite different, really. Thinking about posting it for sale, but keep in mind, it is NOT the next blockbuster!

    The Igloo Keeper: Thanks!

    Kate Hanley: Well, on the NaNoWriMo site, they figure 50,000 word novels to be more like 175 pages. So, not anywhere near 20 a day, but still something! :)

    Brian Miller: Much appreciated!

    JeffScape: Like pullin' teeth!

    otin: I do like it. It was an idea that had kicked around in my head for years, so I am happy it is now out and done and on "paper". The deadline keeps me from letting it slide and just procrastinate, which I am all too good at!

    Carl (ILHM): Thanks! It can be very hard sometimes, staring at the screen, wanting to write but just not feeling the ... magic, or whatever. Other times, I can't wait to start typing! :)

    Again, thanks to all of you! :)