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Monday, November 30, 2009

I Did It!

Well, I did it. Seven hours shy of the deadline, I squeaked past the 50,000-word mark and hit my goal--50,043 to be precise. And for those who know the saga, I'm right at the point where I've arrived at that hideous (and hilarious, in hindsight) housesit in England. So I'm actually quite eager to continue telling my wickedly honest tale.

I'm two for two now doing NaNoWriMo, I'm happy to say. Less happy to admit that neither of these two books is finished--yet! But some people manage to knock off a book a year, others a book their entire lifetime, so I'm not giving up hope. In fact, I fully anticipate applying the seat of my pants to the seat of my chair tomorrow...well, after picking up my neighbor from the airport, going shopping, stopping at a friend's for dinner...

Perhaps, on second thought, it'll be Wednesday when I hit that chair again. Give the poor, weary chair a day off. It's earned it, right?


Stitching Cat said...

CONGRATS! I'm so glad that you made you goal - waiting for THE book in print!!! Hugs, Deb

Siobhan M Gallagher said...

Thanks, Deb! Would you believe that within 20 minutes of loading the encrypted manuscript and getting my validation/acknowledgment, my internet and phone were disconnected by my pending new provider? Had I finished any later that evening, I'd not have been able to file the manuscript and my hitting the goal would not have been eligible for validation. Phew!