This is it, the final slog, 7 days to go… 7 days to write 20k. Oh dear god, this is going to be an Everest like a mission.
The novel is nowhere near finished but I’ve made a damn good start on it. Danni has emerged sass intact, Jess and JD helping her stay strong despite feeling like she is broken. Alix and Wes appearing out of nowhere and turning her life completely upside down, for a good reason this time. Jules, the character I never expected to find, with his perfectly timed quips (Seriously, where had he come from?). 12 completed chapters 7 1/2 completed ones and a 5k backstory later, this story is moving along.
I’d like to finish it, just to say that I could. But I’d also like to get back to Star, Devon, Krystal and Shallone. They’ve been sitting patiently in the corner while I wrote this challenge piece. Challenge kind of fell by the wayside, it’s not the romance everyone expected, then again when I have ever done what people expected.
That is NANO done for another year. Congratulations to everyone who participated, its one hell of a rush and even if you didn’t officially win, you’re still a winner. You have more words now that when you started the month, and probably a brand new story out of it. Go out and celebrate, you deserve it. As for me? Well after sleeping for the next week, I will slowly emerge from the depths of my study, reacquainting myself with my husband and my son and this strange thing called Sunshine. Going to go spend time watching both of them playing sports, hanging out with friends who indulged my November madness supporting me from the sidelines, yelling at me to get off facebook and start writing.
I will keep writing, just as I know many of you will. Writers aren’t made, they are born. Born with an itch that no matter how hard you scratch, it’s still there, hidden just below the surface, an itch that can only be tamed by putting words down on paper, whether it be a blog post, a story, poetry or just random thoughts at 3 am (which by the way, wooed my husband all those years ago). So go forth and write and let’s do this all again next November. Its been an uphill slog, but man what a rush and the view from up here is amazing.