November has come and gone and with it, this year’s Nanowrimo. For the past month it’s been a mindful daily activity to sit down and put words on paper. For me this year, it was a successful activity in the sense that I met my goal of at least 50,000 words during the month. Actually made over 55,000 this year.
For this accomplishment, I received a badge and a silly printable paper certificate that declares me to be a WINNER.
I like my little badge and I did in fact print my certificate. Sounds silly, and maybe it is, but it also means that this year I was able to stick to it. I was able to develop a story and characters and give them some life. Daily I entered their lives, or they entered mine, and we communicated and I told their story on paper.
I kind of like the story that came out of that relationship. In fact, this morning, in the wake of Nano, life goes on, mine and theirs. I found myself once more at the keyboard waking my characters and peering into their lives to see what they are up to today. I guess the novel that they are part of isn’t finished. Funny, reaching 50,000 isn’t really the end of the story.
Life goes on – everyday. For you, for me and for my life as a writer. Life goes on. Thank you Nano for being a part of this life.