As of November 18, 2008 I have written 50, 758 words! The win won't be official until the 25th. (Now it's official!) Of course everyone who crosses the 50,000 word threshold is a winner. But for me, this is a dream come true. I have always wanted to write a novel, but never believed I could actually do it. Now, the editing must begin in earnest.
Even if this novel never goes anywhere but my own book shelf, I will never forget this experience. Even better, it has jumpstarted my writing again. I can't seem to stop. I want to keep up the same writing schedule every day. Right now, I'm writing stories for my nieces and nephews for Christmas. I have nine; I've finished four so far. I've also been editing stories for the Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition. I hope to enter at least one, maybe two. Wish me luck!
Oh, and don't forget about Serial Fiction. That's the group that writes a story in ten installments by having a competition each week. The winner of each installment has their part used as the jumping off point for the nest installment. It's great fun. We're doing a ghost story right now. We lost a few writer to NaNo, but I expect them back soon. Everyone is welcome!