Welcome to NaNoWriMo, Day Number 30!!!!
That’s right, Novelists. It’s Day 30. You made it!
If you’ve reached (or are planning to reach) 50K, way to go! Congratulations! We are throwing virtual confetti your way and are standing by with Gatorade to pour over your head.
Go celebrate! 🙂
And, if you’re not at 50K, we’re here to tell you that it’s all right. Check out these words of wisdom from Chris Baty, NaNo founder:
“And if you fell a little short of 50,000 but still wrote your heart out, I have a little secret to share. In the course of this great experiment in caffeine consumption, the goal of 50,000 words has been, shall we say, overemphasized. One of the things month-long noveling does is get your sense of scale all out of whack. This is done intentionally, because anyone with a realistic sense of perspective wouldn’t try to write a novel in a month.
As the month ends, though, I feel it is my ethical responsibility to bring some perspective back into your life. So listen closely: If you ‘only’ wrote 15,000 words over the past four weeks, you invented fifty (that’s 50, five-oh) book pages of fiction. Those of you who made it to the 25,000-word point wrote eighty-three pages. In a month. Hello?
This is something to write home about. . .So be proud, writer. You’ve done something fantastic this month, and I salute you for it.”
~Chris Baty, No Plot, No Problem
See? Be proud. Let’s celebrate!
It’s been a blast. Join us again next year, won’t you?
We leave you with one last hurrah:
Congratulations Novelists! 🙂