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Sunday, November 30, 2008

And so the site is closed.... (Word Count = 81,006)

I was pushing to get 81K before bedtime...but I missed the boat on entering it into the NanoWrimo site. I am so glad that I did not wait till the last moment to post. I would be freaking out. As of 11:30pm tonight...the validator was shut down. My IT brain hopes that it is so that other people who have not received their purple bars have a fair shot at it. It would not be fair for those of us who have already finished to clog up the system for others who haven't. Could their web application be that smart??

It is with sadness that I post my last nanowrimo 08 post. It is bittersweet. But that does not mean that I have stopped writing...or that I will stop posting. It just means that all posts from now on will be labeled with something that better defines what I am working on. I'll leave that creative endeavor for tomorrow...perhaps while I am getting my coffee in the cafeteria at work in the early AM. I will need it because I should have been in bed long ago...but will turn in now.

Fairwell NanoWrimo 08. You were wonderfully unique as past years have been. You taught me. You irked me. You challenged me. You mocked me. You moved me. You gave me a reason to hammer out another novel and for the first four has finally stuck. This one will stretch beyond November. Please continue to pop by to share in the journey...I am so going to finish this time!!!


MPB said...

You are, I can't wait!!!!

This has been a really great year. (Or, just "month," I guess :)

Lisa L. Leibow said...

Glad to have shared this Nano journey with you. I am so proud of you. And to use your words -- This time your novel definitely will "stick"! I can tell already.

Way to go!

Smittenly Written said...

Thanks so much Lisa....we are four and four so far. I'm so glad you joined along with me when I ventured out the first time in 2005. ;) I'm so proud of you...and love that you have a blog now too!!! You and Ellen are the ones who keep me going and your support means more than you can imagine.

I'm so excited that I will get to write with you all on Friday... :) And I won't have any meetings at work to call me away. Wahoo!!!