NaNoWriMo 2010 is over — I WON!

Yes, NaNoWriMo is over for another year.  If you have not been following my posts — this is the first NaNo challenge for me and I WON!  That means that I met the challenge of writing 50,000 words in 30 days – with a few words over just to be sure – and I now have the certificate to prove it.  Yay!

My ‘novel’ is not completed, though.  I stopped writing in a place where there are three conflicts set up to be resolved, but I think it was a good place to stop for this challenge.  Now I have the personal challenge of completing my ‘novel’ and doing a LOT of editing.

Writing my last post I was SO TIRED, and I had to laugh today when I read it over and saw the typos I made last night.  And I don’t know why I didn’t say in that post’s heading that I had won in NaNo.  Too tired to think it through, I guess.  🙂

Last night I also signed the pledge to verify that I had completed PiBoIdMo, and now we wait to learn who, of all of its participants, win those great prizes that Tara Lazar gathered to give out on December 3 or 4.

Talking to my husband over supper tonight I realized that I really did accomplish quite a bit of writing last month (November) — 50K words for NaNoWriMo, 30 picture book ideas for PiBoIdMo (I actually got 44), and I completed and mailed out the Autumn issue of Valley Sunshine newsletter.

No wonder I’m tired.  I am ending this day early.   Hopefully tomorrow I can get more accomplished in my house than I did today.

And it’s now December!  Time to get my house in order to start decorating for Christmas!

So, how was your day?  Have you started Christmas shopping and decorating?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂



14 responses to “NaNoWriMo 2010 is over — I WON!

  1. Congratulations on reaching your goal!!!!! What a wonderful accomplishment… You should be very proud of yourself..

    I’ve got a few things ready for Christmas, and can hardly wait to get in a trip shopping. Luckily, I’ve been picking a few things up off and on.

    I like the new winter theme in the background..


    • Thanks, Laura! It feels great. 🙂

      I, too, have picked up a few things for Christmas during the year, but I still have the bulk of it to do. Decorating my house will help get me into the mood for shopping.

      Thanks for commenting on my winter theme. The background photo is of a large flock of snowbirds that came to my lawn last winter. They are the whitest of winter birds and don’t appear here very often, seeming to come on the coldest days.


  2. Congrats on the win!!!!! 🙂
    Now you are officially a “writer” & I look forward to reading your accomplishments. 🙂


  3. Wow that is a great accomplishment! You must be very proud!


  4. Lynn! I am so happy for you! YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!! WHAT AN ACCOMPLISHMENT!!

    I did NOT finish my 50,000 words, but did as much as I could between baking and homeschooling. And hey… next NaNO will be here before I know it!

    Again – YAYAYAYAY!!!


    • Thank you, Donna! I saw that you didn’t complete but that is not a bad thing. The fact that people even attempt NaNo is the biggie. 🙂
      Yes, NaNo is back in 10.5 months! I don’t know that I will do it next year as I would like to complete the story I have probably written two-thirds of and really would like to bring it to its natural end … whatever that may be.
      Thanks for believing in me. 🙂


  5. Lynn, I’m so impressed that you met your writing goal! Congratulations! By the way, you are the winner in my December Free Books drawing. Let me know if you prefer to receive COLD SASSY TREE by Olive Ann Burns or HOME TO HOLLY SPRINGS by Jan Karon. Blessings!! Sue Harrison


    • Thank you, Sue. 🙂 Now I have to set aside time to complete the story started during NaNo.

      I was off line for a few days and missed seeing that I had won a book from you! Thank you for letting me know, I’m excited to receive my selection which I wrote in a comment on your site.


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