The Last Day of NaNoWriMo
Today is the last day of NaNoWriMo. Here on the East Coast, we have about five hours left before midnight. This has been a long, crazy caffeine-filled month for those of us participating in NaNoWriMo. We gave up a good part of our lives to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Well, here is some good news. You made it to the end of the month!
Did you win already? That is awesome! I somehow managed to magically sail past the finish line around 5 a.m. after writing for about six hours. I was a little bit shocked that I managed to win. I have attempted NaNoWriMo five times in the past six years, but I have not won since the first time I attempted to do it in 2010. Winning NaNoWriMo is truly something to be proud of. I am proud of every single one of you who has passed the finish line with 50,000 words.
Still trying to get to 50,000 words? Keep going! You still have plenty of time. There are five hours left for the East Coast and eight hours left for the West Coast. You can do it! Why are you still reading this? You should be writing! Go finish your novel. Try to get as many words written as you can before midnight. Even if you don’t quite make it to 50,000 I am still proud of you for trying. You have more words written than you did when you started. That is amazing! Even if you do not win, you still wrote something. That is great! Go out and get yourself a treat. You deserve it.
NaNoWriMo is hard. It is a month-long commitment and ends up taking over your whole life in November. In the end, it does not matter if you manage to win. It only matters that you ended up writing.