Wednesday, November 26, 2008




Yesterday, I crossed the finish line in the NaNoWriMo challenge!

50,124 words written in 25 days.

The novel has a decent beginning and a reasonable end. The middle....well, let's just say that Indiana Jones with a map, a native guide, and a GPS couldn't find his way through there. That's okay, it is fixable. Nora Roberts says you can't fix a blank page. My pages are NOT blank. How cool is that?

I told someone else that this is a bit like having a baby. The little critter is here, but the work is not at an end. The book still needs lots of nurturing and raising.

But it's there. A story. That's the coolest part of this.

I have created.

I'm feeling a bit Wonder Womanish these days! Can you tell?

Wild, reckless, rough, rustic...the journey was often stressful, insane, and very exhilarating. I learned things about my creative abilities I don't know I could have learned any other way....and I've been a professional creative soul most of my adult life. That's saying a lot.

Whatever you create with, how ever you create....take a it with ABANDON and JOY!


3 Other Creative Souls are Saying:

DebD said...

WooHoo! Congratulations. I can feel the exciting coming from your words.

Tim said...

Very proud and excited with you!!!
Great accomplishment!

joey said...

Yea! Good for you ... I'm still editing my 'masterpiece' novel from 4 years ago but hoping to 'kick it out the door' soon! Wasn't it an amazing creative challenge? (Am visiting from your comment at Caren's ~ A Photographer's Garden).