NaNo wrap up

Look look!!!

50,144 words!!

Yay me!!!

Now, the 50k words are, sadly, mostly drivel. My last post was one of the better snippets (and I still had to work on it for quite a while to make it readable). That’s okay, that’s the *point* of NaNo, to get volume sans editing and overthinking.

So… what now?

I am having a book cover done by a graphic designer (just for fun!), so when she gives me some options I might post them to get you to vote on what you like (more fun!). But what I have written is in no way close to palatable. I still need to have a think about what to do with it from here.

But still… 50k words in a month!!! Whoo hoo!!!

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  1. what I have written is in no way close to palatable. I still need to have a think about what to do with it from here.

    Just add salt and I'm sure it'll be just fine.

    But still… 50k words in a month!!

    Yes, that *is* quite an accomplishment. Well done. I don't even know that many words!

    I am looking forward to seeing those book cover ideas and reading the book that I'm sure that you'll be able to pull out of all those words.

  2. congratulations!! very well done. i know i would be at 1000 by now and beating myself up for not being any further (hence why i wouldn't even try anyway). so you absolutely do have my greatest respect for sticking with it!

    m

  3. Ferns,

    Congratulations! I know you were very excited about hitting this milestone. Despite your assertion that much of what you've written (vis-a-vis NoNo) is “unpalatable”, I find this highly suspect. Your reputation and, more importantly, continued evidence in every medium in which you write supersedes you. :-)

    *leaves special homemade cookies*

    E.

  4. That shit is hardcore.

    Steinbeck figured 10,000 words a week for twenty weeks to write The Grapes of Wrath…all in long hand.

    The title was his wife's idea. She typed the pages.

    And then he cheated on her.

    Anyway, seriously hardcore accomplishment. Awesome job is awesome.

  5. slapshot: “Yes, that *is* quite an accomplishment. Well done. I don't even know that many words!”

    Thanks slapshot! I just used the word 'rhubarb' 50,144 times…

    Ferns

  6. E: “Congratulations! I know you were very excited about hitting this milestone.”

    Thanks, I am pretty happy about it.

    “Despite your assertion that much of what you've written (vis-a-vis NoNo) is “unpalatable”, I find this highly suspect.”

    *smile* I am more than happy for you to believe that, and I do appreciate the vote of confidence.

    “*leaves special homemade cookies*”

    Yum!! scarfs cookies, spills crumbs everywhere*

    Ferns

  7. Anonymous: “Anyway, seriously hardcore accomplishment. Awesome job is awesome.”

    Thank you, anonymous. I just hope my wife doesn't cheat on me now, that would be a bummer.

    Ferns

  8. 50,000 words in 4 weeks. You are the Queen of Literary Dommes!

    Huge congratulations on taking it on, risking failing in front of all of us, and then kicking ass!

    The champagne is on me… no I mean literally, come and get it! :)

  9. DC: “50,000 words in 4 weeks. You are the Queen of Literary Dommes!”

    I so am!!

    “Huge congratulations on taking it on, risking failing in front of all of us, and then kicking ass!”

    *laugh* Yes, well public accountability is a great motivational tool…

    “The champagne is on me… no I mean literally, come and get it!”

    I hope your body is well chilled… Give me about 24 hours, I'm on my way.

    Ferns

  10. Gregory Allen: “Congratulations!”

    Thank you!

    “And I clicked over and read that excerpt. Super hot! Now what are you going to do all day, today, and tomorrow?”

    I'm glad you liked it! And I am writing some stuff just for fun, and visiting people who thought I was dead.

    Ferns

  11. All I can think of is how pleased I am that you did all of your writing on time. Now I feel like I should learn from you behind the bike shed. Or there is the far end of the sports field. You know where the grass is so long and private.

    Satan

  12. Satan: “All I can think of is how pleased I am that you did all of your writing on time.”

    Thank you, I am pleased too.

    “Now I feel like I should learn from you behind the bike shed. Or there is the far end of the sports field. You know where the grass is so long and private.”

    *laugh* That's *not* where these kinds of lessons take place! You are thinking of the *other* kinds of lessons…

    Ferns

  13. Peroxide: “Drivel, Shmivel. I'd read 500,000 words of yours even if you just used rhubarb over and over ad nauseum.”

    I know, I know… it's the *way* that I write it isn't it…? Even without an accent…

    Ferns

  14. E: “The accent for the “win”. It's fucking seriously hot.”

    *laugh* Thank you, E, though I have no idea what you are talking about with this 'accent' nonsense…

    Ferns

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