Thursday, November 11, 2010

A little of this, a little of that.

So, we've had almost two weeks of nanowrimo and I have to say, I've loved it! As of today, I have 48,130 words. Now, I'm just piddling along, not in any hurry. I write here and there throughout the day and I'll be done by tomorrow.

I can't wait to go back through to fix things up. It's turned out to be a great little story. If definitely needs work. I know that, but what first draft doesn't? We'd all like to think that we're brilliant the first time through, but let's be real folks. That baby needs a long, hot bath! And so do I! LOL

I also want to thank all of you out there for the support you've been. It's so hard to back out of a contract like I did. Honestly, I would have stayed if my editor had been willing to compromise at all, in any way. How do you battle something like that? How do you go back and say, "This is it? You're not willing to see things my way? At all?" I was amazed and hurt, but I had, and still have this peaceful feeling that tells me it will work out better because of this. I keep trying to remember that, but some days, it's hard.

So, long story short, thank you. Thank you for pumping me back up. Thank you for telling me I did the right thing even if you don't really think I did. Thank you for telling me I'm wonderful, smart, beautiful and talented. Thank you for the hugs (real and cyber) that I get on a daily basis on facebook and on my phone. Thank you for standing by me even though I can't brag that I'm about to be a published author anymore. I don't know what I'd do without my friends (writers and otherwise) out there.

People say writers are solitary beings? Maybe, but in my case, they've come out of the wood work in droves!

17 comments:

Joanna St. James said...

you will get another contract soon, am sure of it

Colene Murphy said...

Wow! That is amazing, you're so close to finished! Congratulations!!

Old Kitty said...

Yay!! Nearly 50,000 words and two weeks in!! It's brilliant to read how much you are loving your current wip!! Good for you!!!

I'm sorry about your recent editor break up but not to worry - you have this lovely baby just itching to see the world!!! Yay!!

Good luck and take care
x

Angie said...

Good work on Nano! That's really incredible. Hang in there. If you sold your book once, you'll do it again. I know it must be hard.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Congrats on almost being done already! Speaking of which, I need to get back to work on mine.

JEFritz said...

Wow! Day eleven and you're pretty much done! Amazing and inspiring.

Ann Best said...

That's amazing, the number of words you've put on paper! This is the best thing you could have done for yourself to help get over the loss of the book contract. Good job! as my daughter Jen would say.
Ann

The Las Vegas Writer said...

Wow, second week and you're practically done! Amazing!

Niki said...

wow! What an achievement. :o) I'm terribly slow with my NaNo but still hoping to make a strong finish!!! hehe

kbrebes said...

Excellent job! Good luck!

Abby Minard said...

Congrats on your word count! And this community really is amazing!

alexia said...

Wow, congrats on your NaNo word count! That's awesome! Also, I sent you a message, but in case it got eaten by cyberspace, I wanted to let you know there's an award for you on my blog.

Madeleine said...

Wow good for you. I didn't sign up for nano and have been in the writing doldrums becase of the awful gloomy weather too, but I also find that my blogging friends boost me up again. Glad you've enjoyed your nano experience and glad youstood up for yourself with regards your editor. :O)

Tamara said...

What an inspiring post. thank you for sharing. awesome job on word count, too!

Kim Coates said...

Wow! Only half way through the month, and you started a day late, and you're nearly done? That's impressive. I've been behind in the blog world, and hadn't read about your contract issue until now. I'm sorry it didn't work out. But bravo to you, for sticking with what your heart wanted, instead of selling out just to get published. That's more impressive then your fabulous NaNo report!

p.s. I totally agree with you on the "turn off your word verification" plea. I hate that thing! :)

Okie said...

Wow...nicely done. The one time I tried NaNoWriMo, I just couldn't get moving and ended up failing out (I had a few short stories, but no cohesive longer work).

Way to go! :)

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