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Saturday, December 1, 2007

I won the NaNo challenge

I can't believe it, but I actually did it. I wrote a novel of more than 50,000 words in 30 days. Well, I was actually done on the 29th, with a total of 50,184 words. There were a few times that I didn't think I was going to make it, but I finally finished and I got to put this really cool icon on any and all of my blogs, sites, or whatever.

I joined the NaNo challenge last year, but didn't even come close to making my goal. This year, however, I worked my little fingers off and finished with time to spare. My story is called "The Mask of Other Lives", and is about a young woman who dies and finds out that the real journey of life begins on the other side.

I now need to go back and edit the whole thing, check for inconsistancies, and see what I can do to make the story more interesting and maybe a little longer. If you'd like to read an excerpt of the story, I've posted one on my other site. I hope you enjoy.

I've also started writing another blog called Ancient History Facts. It's just a simple little site where I write short posts about all things ancient. I've been a fan of ancient history most of my life, and I thought this would be a great place to let go of all the weird facts that have been collecting in my brain for the past 3o-something years.

Hopefully, now that November is over and I don't have a deadline to meet, I will start posting more often again. It seems that the harder I try to keep my blogs up, the less I actually get done. LOL


Forest Parks said...

Well done on the novel!

I might try it next year, if my writing ability has grown enough.

Oh and I will be over to your new blog to subscribe.

silken said...

your AHF blog is very cool! love it!

sapheyerblu said...

Hey Forest. It has nothing to do with your ability, it's all about stamina. It has to do with wanting to write the story, doesn't matter how good or bad it is.

Thanks honey. I'm having a blast with that site. I know more crap about absolutely nothing than anyone else I know. LOL