Wednesday, November 30, 2011


[[This is where I refuse to include a picture of Charlie Sheen]]

I just won NaNoWriMo! I’ve done it twice before at the last minute, but this year I finished with 3000 extra words and one extra day to spare. HOLY CRAP HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?!?

Oh yeah, it’s because I’m unemployed and had lots of extra time, and then I hurt my shoulder and had even more extra time. Right.

It feels really good, even though I have NO idea how to rescue my mess of a plot when I go to rewrite. That’s what December is for though. Or maybe January. 

I will use my extra day to send positive psychic energy to everyone still pounding away on the keys. Oh, wait, and trying to edit a short story for submission so I can continue the Write One Sub One Challenge. And maybe reading books for the Off the Shelves Challenge. Gah - why am I so addicted to challenges?

Speaking of winning, I’ve also been honored recently with two blog awards! Thanks so much to S. L. Hennessy at Pensuasion for the Liebster Blog Award:

And thanks to Francesca at Zap’s Lobster Tank for the One Lovely Blog Award:

I definitely encourage you to visit their blogs. (Fair warning though: Francesca’s superhuman NaNoWriMo progress may make you cry.)

Technically these awards are also repeat wins, but I certainly don’t mind being told I’m a good Leibster (friend) with One Lovely Blog more than once :-D. It does mean I'm going to totally cheat regarding the recommended number of recipients though, especially since I desperately need to get to bed (7000 words today = new personal record but also general brain mush).

The Liebster Blog Award (for excellent blogs with fewer than 200 followers) goes to:
And I'm very excited to pass on The One Lovely Blog Award to Peggy Eddleman at Will Write for Cookies, who makes her blog extra lovely with drool-worthy cookie pictures, and to Lydia at The Word is My Oyster, who mixes the lovely with the icky and fascinating when she offers her medical expertise to fellow writers. Both have exciting debut novels coming out in 2013, so check them out!

And finally, if you're looking to win something awesome, check out what YA Highway is giving away on behalf of Larkstorm by Dawn Rae Miller. 

Phew, that was a lot of linking. Here's to winning, and all the things and people that are even more important. And because my NaNo novel has a dark streak... May the odds be ever in your favor.


  1. Congratulations on your NaNo win! I always feel a sense of relief when I finish/win early, too. And don't worry about the plot mess - there's plenty of time for that. At least, that's what I tell myself.

    And thank you for the Liebster award! :)

  2. Congrats on your NaNo win and for the blog awards! Finishing NaNo is an incredible thing, and it completely amazes me when people win. Congrats again!

    Thank you so much for passing on the One Lovely Blog award to me! I'm crazy flattered.

  3. You're welcome for the award, and congrats on winning NaNo!

  4. Congratulations on your NaNoWriMo success - in my experience the editing will come later and probably take three times as long - and on your W1S1.

  5. Yes, three times as long AT LEAST. Congrats on your wins too!

  6. Congratulations!! That must feel like such an accomplishment! And congrats on the awards too!

  7. Wow! Thanks so much. :) And, way to win!