To quote NaNoWriMo founder Chris Baty —
“They’re called rough drafts for a reason. No one gets a novel totally right on the first pass. This is true whether you give yourself a month or a lifetime to write the first draft.”
As I quietly celebrate reaching 50k (quietly, because I’m writing this around 2:45 am), I tip my viking hat to all the wonderful people at the Office of Letters and Light. Thank you for this crazy, challenging, and inspiring opportunity — you guys are awesome!
And thanks to my dear fellows, for your support, patience, and for your encouragement, cheering me on as I often wondered, “How in the world am I ever going to crank out another 1,667 words to meet my word count goal for the day, let alone several thousand more to reach 50,000?”
I’m amazed to find myself across the finish line — two days early. What a blast!
It’s so true what Chris Baty said, “We can all do amazing, impossible things when given a deadline, a supportive community, and unlimited access to chocolate and caffeine.” :o)