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NaNoWriMo Winner!

It's usually not my style to go around and gloat, but this is my blog, dammit! :-)


Yesterday I finished NaNoWriMo 2004 as a Winner, which pretty much means I can call myself now a novelist. Yes, Ladies and Gentlemen, I've written a book!

Just in case you haven't heard about the insanity that is NaNoWriMo, the point of this site is to get everybody to finally sit down and do what they always said they wanted to do - write a book.

We've all heard the sentence before: "One day I'll write a book about that!", usually exclaimed with a little sigh at the end. You may even have said that yourself... But do we then actually sit down in the long winter evenings and write that book? Of course not. Everything else suddenly looks so much more interesting - and nothing is as scary as sitting in front of an empty screen, waiting for inspiration to hit.

That's what NaNoWriMo is all about - you promise yourself to write your book in one month. November. Thirty Days. No Sleep.

And you know what? It's fun! Of course I've been missing a lot of sleep, but after only one month of moderate typing, I have now a manuscript in front of me that I should be able to whip into shape so that I can actually think of sending it off to a publisher. How cool is that?

Thanks for enduring this little Happy Dance. :-)

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