The fog has lifted from my brain as the end of November approaches. Last night, I hit 50,000 words! I exhaled for what seemed the first time since November 1st. My family recognized me as I emerged from the piles of papers, mountains of coffee cups and countless energy bar wrappers.
I have to say, I freaked out when Thanksgiving approached. My thought process went something like, “WHAT? THANKSGIVING? But… I have to WRITE!” Turns out Thanksgiving gave me just the break I needed. I wrapped my WIP up yesterday at the Southampton, PA library with my NaNo pals.
We had a bit of a party! We feasted on baked goods, ziti, fruit salad, lots and lots of cake and someone even brought a NaNoWriMo cake! I meant to take a picture of it, but forgot amidst the fun and food. We did some word wars. A word war is basically timed writing. Alexis set the timer for thirty minutes and we all wrote non-stop. When the bell chimed we would stop writing and then chirp off how many words we had written. I am looking forward to reading a lot of the manuscripts that came out of my group alone. I can only imagine how many wonderful ideas came from all the other groups around the world.
There are three days left! I am wishing all my other NaNoWriMo pals and participants the best of luck. YOU CAN DO IT!