Thursday, November 24, 2011

"Woo-hoo! I win!"

I have officially earned my purple bar as a winner of National Novel Writing Month 2011. Now if I could just decide what goes into the second half of Chapter 19. Or should it be a short chapter, and Chapter 20 a longer one?

I think I like that better. No law says all my chapters have to be the same length. They've been steadily growing throughout the story anyway. Chapter 19 is officially done, then, and Chapter 20 will be extra-long, with two halves to cover the important doings on both ends of my story. And then...

Well, I'll get to "And then" when I get there. Right now, I have had a very blah Thanksgiving (nothing really wrong, just mild cold-like feelings and lack of desire to do anything productive) and I need sleep. Here's hoping for a Black Friday filled with words.

Hard to believe it's been only a little over two months since all of this began. A month and a half since I started work on A Widow in Waiting. And here I am, well on my way to 120,000 words, with just one more "slog" section to get through before I can write the big finish I've been dreaming of.

It will feel amazing when I can finally present this story to all of you, and find out if you like it, if you're intrigued by it, if the characters feel as real and the world as engaging to you as they do to me. If by amazing I also mean terrifying. Which I do. But then, that's the tradeoff I always knew was there.

Please, God (and you, my wonderful readers), let this work...


  1. Congrats on winning NaNoWriMo! Keep at it; we're all rooting for you! Can't wait to read it!

  2. lol when i first read that first sentence somehow i got "turned my hair purple" instead of "earned my purple bar" not sure how that happened... anyway i hope that your after that turns out just the way you want it to... good luck!