***WARNING!! The post below contains explosions of joy and happiness over conquering NaNo. Not recommended for the NaNo-ly stressed.***
I won it t3h NaNoz!!1
[Insert video of Squidward dancing after he finally wins the skill crane.]
I actually won a couple of days ago, on the 26th. I didn’t post then because it was 7 ’til midnight, and I was TIRED baby!
But I have that nice, shiny purple bar, and I have to tell you: Purple is now my favorite color. XD
I finally PROVED to myself that yes, with enough dedication and motivation, I CAN do a thing I set my mind to do! For years, I have looked at NaNo and said to myself, “I know I can do it!! So…why can’t I do it?! ;____; ”
The first time NaNo came around, I found out about it late. I wrote some, but I didn’t stay with it. The second time around, it was a half-hearted attempt, where I think I may have written a couple of pages then given up.
But third time’s the charm, apparently! XD
Now comes the hard part: Editing. (Dun dun DUUUUUNNN!!!!) I can already tell this is going to be an interesting task, and I’ve already seen places that are going to have to be cleaned up. I have half a mind to simply start over, but I’m not sure I have the energy for a complete rewrite.
At the same time, there’s definitely things that aren’t going to work, scenes and characters that I can already tell aren’t going to make the final cut for CCS-TRK. But, I’m okay with that. 🙂 At least I’ve proven to myself that I CAN write at LEAST 50,000 words on just one story line, and not skip around to a billion different times and worlds. And, while it’s currently an incoherent mess, it’s organized chaos, unlike CSWP. CCS-TRK is an unfinished, partly-constructed building: I can see the general form it will eventually take, though I don’t know exactly what that form will look like. CSWP is more like the aftermath of an unexpected, random explosion, with time-lines and characters and subplots all over the place, missing various critical limbs and organs.
Tomorrow night is the Last Chance Write-In for my regional group, so I’ll be walking in that Starbuck’s with ridiculous grin on my face! 😀 Because despite the work I have to look forward to, I’m just happy that I’ve accomplished at least one of my self-made goals.
HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!!!
How is your writing going?