Tuesday, November 30, 2010

All or Nothing!

I can't believe how quickly this month went!  As if time doesn't fly fast enough, how about throwing in a goal of writing 50,000 words in thirty days.  I must be crazy.  It's been one wild and furious ride full of ups and downs and lots of times I thought I'd never get it done.  But after pushing myself to the outer limits of my sanity and staying up late, late, late, I did it!  And I even have a few hours to spare. LOL.  NaNoWriMo Rocks!

Although, I will forever wonder why the month of November was picked for this challenge, it won't stop be from trying again next year.  I guess that's exactly what it is.  A challenge or test of sorts.  If I can stick to sitting down every day to write and actually come up with a story that is workable during this hectic month, then there is no reason I can't do it any other time.  All it takes is a little extra dedication on my part, quite a bit of understanding from my wonderful family and lots and lots of caffeine.

The next few days will be a time of winding down, relaxing and recuperating after all that hard but satisfying work.  Oh, who the heck am I kidding?  I'll be doing all the laundry and ironing I've been putting off for the last thirty days.  And here I thought my kids might get tired of having to dig through the baskets to find their favorite shirts, pants or matching socks and actually fold the darn clothes.  Not.  LOL   But before catching up on all my mommy duties, I do intend to celebrate my success.  I think I'll treat myself by heading to the nearest bookstore to buy a great book from one of my favorite authors.  Reading for fun sounds awesome right about now.  :)


Heather said...

Reading for fun is a great way to celebrate! Congratulations by the way, that is fantastic! I'm so impressed that you can write 50k in one month. I hope I have the chance to give it a shot next year. You're right though, why November of all months?!

Melissa said...

Thanks, Heather! :) I'm going to let it sit for a few weeks and I'm already dreading having to go back through those 50K words. LOL I'm sure there will be laughing and crying. LOL

KarenG said...

What an awesome blog this is Melissa. Thanks so much for commenting on mine so I could find you! And many congrats for finishing NaNoWriMo.


Melissa said...

Hey, Karen! Glad you stopped by! Love reading your blog and always find or learn something new, so Thank you! :)