Thursday, December 1, 2016

This Certainly Looks Like A Lot Of Words

The title of this post comes from an episode of Seinfeld, and it's one of my favorite J. Peterman moments -




And it pretty much explains my November. I moved though National Novel Writing Month mostly slow and steady, like a tortoise. Occasionally, I wrote fast and furious, like a tortoise attacking a basil plant (I'm looking at you, Larry!) I ended up with a "win" and a pretty solid draft. I have a beginning, a middle, and an end - something I haven't achieved during my last few NaNo attempts. I actually have a story.




Speaking of words and stories, I don't know about you, but I love to get and to give books as gifts. Maria Zannini has A Gift Guide for The Reader over on her blog. (You might recognize one or two of the authors listed!)

So, here we are at the beginning of December. If you started a project - a story, a novel, revisions, classes, an art project, a goal of some sort - way back in the beginning of November, you now have something that did not exist before. You created something new, and that is awesome! You won, too! 🏆

Happy December, everyone!

28 comments:

  1. Thanks for the shout out!

    PS Very nice cover on your book.

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    1. You're welcome! And thank you for including me. :)

      So many people think the cover of Garden is pretty - it is! - but it's also kind of creepy the closer you look.... :o

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  2. Awesome you beat NaNo and got a good story out of the deal!

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  3. Congrats on your NaNo win! Especially as you have a story with a beginning, middle, and an end. That's something I've never been able to accomplish in all my NaNo attempts. Color me doubly impressed!

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    1. Thanks, MJ! I used to end up with pretty good drafts in my early days of NaNo-ing, but the last few years have left me with ms messes.

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  4. Well done. Especially on the beginning, middle and end - I'm pretty sure my story is all middle :-)

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  5. Congratulations on completing your NaNo challenge with a solid first draft! That's an admirable accomplishment.

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  6. Yay!!! Congrats on your NaNoWriMo win! I'm jealous you have an ending for your draft. I've still got some more writing to do on mine to get to that point.

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  7. Hooray! Congrats on the win and on being included in the gift list. I laughed about Larry and the basil plant LOL.
    Oh and I always loved Peterman so this video made me chuckle. I never tire of Seinfeld!

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    1. Larry is like a hard-shelled eating machine. Mrs. L does pretty well herself but she's a little more dainty. :)

      Peterman totally cracks me up. I keep watching this clip myself. :)

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  8. Congratulations on finishing, and finishing well! Haha at Larry and the basil plant. Hey, it's good stuff.

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    1. Thanks, Shannon!

      The tortoises LOVE basil, maybe even more than banana. Now if we gave them basil and banana.... :o

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  9. Good on you for finishing and winning NaNo. I just finished a project and will probably start a new book before Christmas.

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  10. The fact you reached the word count and finished the first draft is awesome. Congratulations!!

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  11. Congrats on the win! Sounds like it was a great month.

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    1. It was definitely productive on the writing front. :)

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  12. Slow and steady, my arse! You were flying. :) Congratulations!

    I really struggled with NaNo this year--not sure why, but I still got 'er done. Now to finish the book, which I haven't looked at since. Of course.

    *sigh*

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    1. Congratulations to you, too! :)

      I haven't looked at my ms since I finished NaNo either. We just keep warily eyeing each other from across the room.... :)

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  13. Congrats on your NaNoWriMo win!! Awesome job!

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