My Last 2010 NaNoWriMo Diary Entry

National Novel Writing Month Winner 2010 - - Blog Badge on a robin's egg blue field
I won in 2010 – Huzzah!

Woo Hoo! I’m a NaNoWriMo winner.

Wordcount: 59,070

I’m pretty pleased to have made the magic 50,000 word wordcount within the thirty days of November. That qualifies me as a winner, which is nice. Particularly since I know from last year how awesome it is to receive the CreateSpace proof, which is my personal favorite of the “winner’s goodies.”

… not quite there…

It’s a bittersweet victory because although I achieved the official NaNoWriMo goal, I did not make my own, which was to have a first draft done.

New Goal: First Draft complete no later than new years.

It’s probably only a week at tops to get the draft done. Possibly an intense day or two.

Except I have to get Inconstant Moon published. Back to that priority starting tomorrow. Er, today. I’d best be getting some sleep.

The novel's title in a neon-looking type style on a black field over a ring of blue gas stove jets


Unfortunately it was too exciting a month and I ended up blogging way more than I should have.

I have this dread feeling that I may actually have blogged more than usual instead of the little to none blogging I had intended for the month.

It’s been great for the blogs, as both this, my personal blog (70 page views for Remembrance Day) and my Oh! Canada blog (158 page views yesterday) had record breaking days. But for the novel, not so much.

Lots of other procrastination too. I thought I’d “quick” put together a cover today when I validated.

Well I did, and it’s a great cover but like many other digressions it took time away.

The getting sick part was at least a legitimate excuse.

Oh well. Better luck next year.

2,799,449,947 is the collective Wordcount
of everyone who participated in NaNoWriMo 2010

My region, Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge-Guelph
wrote 6,874,712 words during NaNoWriMo.

I’m still not entirely healthy which meant I missed both the overnight and the Last Write-In. Here’s hoping to be healthy enough to make the TGIO party.

Congratulations to everyone who gave it their best shot, whether you’re an official NaNo winner or not. If you’ve honestly done your best, you’re truly a winner in my book. Pat yourself on the back and bellow a heartfelt


Image Credits:
The Blue Flame Photo by pa*kr / Paul Kretek released under a Creative Commons Attribution Only License

“The Girl in the Blue Flame Cafe” cover designed by me, Laurel L. Russwurm


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