Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I DID IT!
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 challenge...do it with ABANDON and JOY!