NaNoWriMo2008 Winner!

I’m exhausted and it’s almost midnight, but I’m just going to post the winner goodies for writing 50,000 words. 

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I can’t decide if I like the shiny gold trophy or the mighty Viking ship better.

So, that was challenge number one – 50,000. 

Challenge number two – get the story finished.  We just met my bad guy, so this could take me a while.  Especially since my productivity will likely slow down.



  1. Martyn said,

    November 27, 2008 at 3:35 am

    Congratulations, that’s pretty good going. 50,000 words always represents a little psychological breakthrough to me.

  2. December 9, 2008 at 11:09 am

    I have often thought of doing NaNoWriMo – but I think my life would get in the way of the time restriction. Congrats.

    • jennerosity said,

      December 9, 2008 at 11:14 am

      I was a bit nervous the first year that I did it, but once I made a commitment to set aside the time I didn’t find it was too difficult. Have you ever heard of NaBloPoMo? National Blog Post Month – you try do one post to your blog every day of the month. Might be more up your alley.

  3. December 9, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    I used to belong to a creative writing group and we met regularly, I suppose I really enjoyed that “storytelling” aspect of sharing the work we did, and the assignments and bouncing of ideas. I found my life took me away from the creativeness and blogging became my substitute. I have thought that forcing myself to write a novel in a month would be a way to kick start my writing juices.

    As a curiosity – how much time a day did you set aside to accomplish your goal?

    • jennerosity said,

      December 9, 2008 at 3:49 pm

      The creative kick start is one of the most invigorating parts of the challenge. Both year’s I’ve participated it has been a great learning experience for me.

      As for how much time a day I set aside, I’d say it averaged out to be just under 2 hours per day. It really depended on how easily the story was flowing and how much time I was spending sitting there wondering what would happen next or how that character was going to respond.

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