27 November 2010

Guess Who Just Won NaNoWriMo?

Three guesses.

Yes, you're right...

ME!

Oh my goodness! I was type-type-typing away a few minutes ago and didn't even notice my word count had reached over 50,000! My 50,000th word was "reading". Hmm.


This is my first year with NaNoWriMo and I must say, I was pretty dubious about my chances. I never thought I was one of those speed-writers... but I did it, and even finished early!

May I pat myself on the back?


When I saw the word count I literally screamed. All that hard work... and finally, the goal is met! I made my mom take a picture... (Ignore my disheveled appearance.  I did not style my hair or apply makeup after my shower today. Please also ignore my creepy expression. I wasn't ready for the camera.)


Of course this book is far from done. I estimate it being at least 65-70,000 words when complete. So I must go work on it some more, dear readers...

And to all of you who are still NaNo-ing, best of luck! You can do it!

PS: Today is my mom's birthday... let's give her a cheer for putting up with me so long.

31 comments:

  1. Congrats! And Happy Birthday to your mom too :)

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  2. Many many congratulations, dearest! Thanks for motivating me to finish my novel on time - I'm far from done. Congratulations!

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  3. YAY!

    I was too late for NaNoWriMo this year, but I definitely want to participate next time. Congrats, Olive Tree! *pats on back*

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  4. Congrats! Ugh, that must feel so good. I'm not going to be a winner this year, unless I turn into a magical writer and write 45,000 words in just a few days. Ah well, I guess I'll just have to do it next year. :(

    Happy birthday to your mother! :D

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  5. Congratulations! I could *never* write 50,000 words in one measly month...I'm so proud of you :)

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  6. congrats! you totally deserved it :)

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  7. Alright! Go Olive! Many congratulations on that. That is a very high accomplishment and it will be a wonderful memory.

    Also, Happy birthday Olive's Mom! =D

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  8. Happy birthday to your mom! Congrats on winning!!!!

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  9. haha, i love that picture! congrats! that is soooo awesome.

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  10. Congrats Olivia!

    pish-posh, you're beautiful with or without makeup, and creepy expressions as always the best (well, sometimes).

    I could have ended my novel a few days ago, I'm dragging it along as slowly as possible... :)

    much love,
    Megan

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  11. Congratulations! Truly a great accomplishment, that. :D

    Happy birthday, Olive Tree's mom!

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  12. Yayyyy--Congratulations!! xD

    *Happy Birthday Olive Tree's mom!*

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  13. Happy birthday and congrats!!!!

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  14. Niiiice! I won today, too, but my story is also far from finished. XD Kudos to us!

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  15. Congrats, that's really cool!! :D And happy birthday to your Mom! :)

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  16. Contrast! What a great accomplishment!

    Also, I have a question. I was wondering how to get the drop down parts on your sidebar. The ones with "About Me", "About the Blog", etc. I found a tutorial a while a go, but lost the link, and tried Googling it, but I don't know what to call it.

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  17. Awesome! are you going to publish it when you are done? (or try to, I've heard it can be hard)

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  18. Iris, I hope so! I've published a children's book so I'm feeling pretty confident, but a lot of editing needs to take place.

    Sereina, that is called a "expandable/collapsable toggle panel" and it uses jquery. There is a tutorial here: http://roshanbh.com.np/2008/03/expandable-collapsible-toggle-pane-jquery.html

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  19. Congratulations, Olive Tree! That's quite an accomplishment. :)

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  20. OMGoodness, Olivia! That's amazing!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    Happy Birthday to your Mom as well!

    ~Maya'lee

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  21. Congrats!! I knew you could do it. :) And happy birthday to your mother!

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  22. Great job! What an honor :)

    Oh, and I have a question. How do you get that little Flickr sidebar photo display? I tried to search it on Flickr, but to no avail. Thanks!

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  23. Congratulations! :D

    Happy Birthday do your mom!

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  24. Wow, awesome!!! A big congratulations--you deserve it! I'm almost there.:)

    Hope your mom had a great day! :)

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  25. Congrats on finishing! And happy birthday to your mom!

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  26. ZOMG congrats! That's awesome! Happy birthday to your mom, too.

    BTW to don't need to apologize so much for looking crazy in your pictures!

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  27. Whoo! Congrats, Olive Tree!!! :) I finished early as well.

    Any how, GREAT JOB!!

    --Noelle

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  28. im not sure about coming here anymore... u look drunk.

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  29. Anonymous, I seriously cracked up when I read your comment! It's true, I kind of do. But I assure you I am not drunk, high, or otherwise intoxicated. I'm just excited. :)

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  30. thats good to know cuz that would b bad if u were...

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