Saturday, 5 December 2015

Nanowrimo... How did it all end up?


El xx.

Well, to say the least, I didn't do 50,000 words. I didn't think even at the start that I was going to be able to complete it, if I'm honest. But I buried it under all the motivational quotes: "You're a brilliant author/Of course 30 days is enough time to write that much/Why are you even worried anyway?"

Of course, 50,000 words is a bit too much for a 12 year old. I don't know how I didn't realise that beforehand, but I'm now paying the ultimate price for that one because my friends are all teasing me about how I thought that it wasn't a lot. Trust my very bad maths skills to make me the laughing stock of the school.

But I am proud of how much I achieved-By the end of it all, I had 20,000 words! Even though I didn't hit the target, that's 20,000 words that I now have. As Jodi Picoult said, "you can edit a bad page, but you can't edit a blank one." Well, I've now got 57 pages (at the latest count; and I'm only halfway through) to edit. Booyeah!

I would like to thank you guys, though. Rosie, Hannah and Beth in particular. Your comments made me keep on going, and they inspired me. I might be a little biased, but I think I've got the best readers here at TROM. So I hope you lot feel happy tonight-After all, you all helped me to write 20,000 words!

El xx

I don't support kids doing this kinda thing, but this gif sums up how I feel perfectly!

11 comments:

  1. You go girl! thanks for the shoutout also :) I would love to see you enter my Christmas giveaway! Info on latest blog post. xx
    http://rosieauthorwriting.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. Thanks Rosie! It was so wonderful to have you lot behind me as I embarked on this journey.. I couldn't have done it without you.

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  2. Congrats! And hi! Rosie sent me here and I'm loving your blog so far! Mind checking mine out?

    Girl Abroad x

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    1. Of course I'll check your blog out! And thanks for your support. :-)

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  3. The pictures are amazing! I love the post:)

    irenethayer.com

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  4. Mind checking out my 50 facts about me, on my blog? I tagged you for it!
    http://rosieauthorwriting.blogspot.co.nz/ xx

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    1. I think you must've gotten the wrong blog.. I couldn't find the nomination at all!

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    2. If you read the whole thing, I tagged all my readers, inclduing you :)

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  5. Sorry I've only just seen this - thank you for the shoutout! Well done for getting so many words - it's amazing xx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! :-) And yeah, you did encourage me quite a bit!

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