I did it! I wrote more than 50,000 words in the month of November.
51,117 to be exact.
I have to admit I almost didn't make it...work and kids and holidays conspiring against me...but in the end I was able to meet my goal and keep my promise to myself.
Unfortunately even at 51,117 words my novel is no where near complete...at least another 30,000 words away I figure...but that isn't the point really. The point is that I set the goal, put myself first for a change and made it happen.
And what made my first NaNoWriMo experience all that more enjoyable was that my 9 year old did it with me.
She was successful too - writing 800 words more than her set goal of 1,500 - and I am so proud of her commitment to the task.
I loved our mother-daughter writing dates whether they were spent in a cafe while my youngest was at art class or in our own living room. There is something special about having your children share your passion for something.
What next? Well...I have to actually finish the novel...and then edit it...and rewrite a lot of it...and then try to get it published.
So maybe NaNoWriMo was actually the easy part.