this was my final number on the 27th of November. somehow, by the power of God, i finished my NaNoWriMo novel.
well, i finished the word goal. the novel itself is still undone. i am anticipating a novel that may double in word count by the time the story completes.
and with a publisher already expressing interest in Cut Loose, i have my path laid out. December will still be busy, even though the writing month has come to an end.
but i've also come to another decision, one that crept to my lips at breakfast with my husband today. one that i had not voiced before.
i'm not going to wait until November 2012 to write another novel.
i'm starting again in January. no word counts or time crunches, no insane word sprints or nightmares of being pursued by passionate purple bars and line graphs.
i don't even know what i'm going to write about. but i've had ideas coming and going since the beginning of the month, ideas that i forced myself to push down and away while writing this current book.
NaNo may be over, but this blog is not even close to be concluded, and my writing adventures are continuing to grow.
so January will be a new start. not a resolution or a box to check off. it's a new thing, a freedom thing.
in Cut Loose, Niamh learned to cut her chains.
in my life, NaNo helped me cut mine.
my King and i, these words and i...we're looking forward.