Wednesday 30 November 2011

NaNoWriMo - Did I do it???

This posts title I added yesterday, when I did this as a draft post to keep the Nanowrimo stat's I had accumulated safe, and decided to keep it to tease lol. Here are yesterday's stats that I didn't post earlier:

Your Average Per Day - 1,623
Words Written Today - 3,951
Target Word Count - 50,000
Total Words Written - 47,083
Words Remaining - 2,917

I've had a banging headache for two days and taken everything from ibuprofen and co-codamol to my migraine medication and the bugger is still there (grrr!) so I honestly didn't know if I'd hit the 2,917 to finish today. But I'm beginning to see my perpetual headaches and migraines as an irritating boyfriend, one who tries to prevent me from doing exactly what I want - so that there's no doubt that I'm going to overcome the wretched things with a 'no way, hosay!' attitude.

So I won! Yay! Although the novel isn't finished I made it over the line this month with 50,110 words. BTW those of you who read the excerpt I previously posted of my novel, that was a dream my main character was having. I put one in after I watched one of the Nanowrimo videos, where a girl puts them in whenever she gets stuck, and I thoroughly recommend them. They're a great way to say things that you may be cannot say in the main text, as a tool to change up the style of your novel (I made my horror-movie style to contrast the airy-fairyness of my main character) or to use as a metaphor for something that you may be writing in between the lines, like a clue for the reader.

In academy-award winner style I want to thank everyone who left me supportive messages through this month, it really means a lot. And to Lady Gaga, who has been on repeat, approximately 100 of these:
and one attention-deprived pup:

I'm off to watch a week's worth of telly and stroke the dog until I possibly fall asleep, so that I have to watch them all again tomorrow - but who cares, I now have some time to do it :) Love to all xxxx


  1. CONGRATULATIONS Jenni, that's a lot of work!!!!
    Hugs and blessings

  2. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! That is some feat! I don't think I could have done that when I was healthy--ROFL! Whoohoo!!

    You need to do something special to spoil yourself. This is quite an accomplishment!! Hurray! Hope you cuddled with the pooch and got some sleep. :):)

  3. Woohoo! Congratulations, your a star :)

    Now go and look after yourself and get rid of that headache.

  4. Congratulations it's a huge number of words. Pat on the back:) I do hope you are feeling better soon!

  5. Congratulations, Jenni!!! Well done! You're my new hero!! You deserve a break now so ENJOY! ~ xo

    Btw, I haven't had a chance to read the excerpt yet but I will...maybe later today.

  6. Yay you did it!! That's a ton of words. You should be really proud of what youve accomplished. Give your pup a few extra pets from another dog lover :)

  7. Yippee--I KNEW you could do it!!! Congratulations :)

  8. Nice going!!!!

    I knew you could do it. Enjoy your rest, Jenny, you earned it!

    Also... your dog is adorable. Completely.

  9. Your tenacity astounds me. Congrats. xoxo

  10. I have given you an award on my blog -

  11. So great that you completed, well done, really looking forward to going back and reading the excerpt that you posted. Have a good rest You did well to finish, your going be itching to do another one! what's the next book going to be about?

  12. Wow! Congratulations on making it. I'm so proud of you. Enjoy your well earned rest.


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