Congratulations

I hit 50,000 words yesterday evening and verified my word count today, so I have officially joined the ranks of NaNoWriMo winners!

Shortly after midnight, when the scene that brought me to the magic number was done, this is what my NaNo Stats looked like:

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Such a lovely shade of green, don’t you think? Smile 

*Update: After validating, I returned to find I’d gone purple!NaNoWinner

I’ve learned a lot in the past 25 days but, as I said in my previous post, 50,000 words is only half a (standard) novel so I’ll be pressing on, trying to keep up the habits I’ve developed and take my self-imposed deadline as seriously as I’ve taken the NaNo festival. Maybe, when I’m done with the full manuscript, I’ll risk taking the time to reflect and write a terribly insightful blog post about it all but, for now, I’m being careful not to lose my momentum. Nevertheless, I will acknowledge the milestone with a Visconti Van Gogh Midi fountain pen (which arrived in the post ten hours before I “finished” and snickered at me from the, unopened, box for the entire ten hours) and a little time off, tonight, to let Superman take me to dinner to celebrate.

A big thank you for all the support from my friends, both real life and Twittery! Bring on #postnano!!

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