Saturday, November 30, 2013

Jodi Meadows Giveaway - Incarnate

About three hours ago, I won NaNoWriMo. That means that in one month - thirty days - I wrote over 50,000 words towards what I hope will be my first novel.

I've been toying around with the idea of becoming a writer for some time now, but I hadn't yet even tried. I was scared that if I tried and failed, that somehow that might damage me in some way, to discover that there's one more thing that isn't for me. I am in my mid-thirties, and quite frankly, I'm still not positive what I should be when I "grow up." 

When I remembered that NaNo was coming, I decided that now was the time - to start, to try, to write - and so I started. Someone said that the point of NaNo isn't actually to finish, to win with 50,000 words. The point is to sit down every day and write, and so I did just that. Sometimes I felt like I was doing a great job and was proud of myself, and sometimes I thought I was horrible and definitely not a writer, but I kept going. Every single day, even if it meant I was up past midnight, I wrote.

And I did it - I finished. I still don't know if I'm any good, but I am so proud of myself for trying.

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