Now for the Happy News I hinted to in my last post:
Yep, the total word count for my novel is 94,844 words- about 312 pages. So even though NaNo won't officially recognize me as "winning", I totally won on a different level. I accomplished something I never thought I could do. Something that was just an idea almost 2 years ago. Something that has become my passion since- something I can see myself doing for the rest of my life.
And honestly I couldn't have done it without the support of my husbsies, family, friends and my new online friends and crit partners! Everyone is so encouraging and supportive of my ventures, that even though sometimes I wanted to quit, I thought of them and it kept me going. (Okay seriously, I'm not published yet...jumping the gun a little on the dedication part ;p)
Of course this is only the beginning of a whole new journey: editing. I've got both my crit partner's edit suggestions- which by-the-way, are totally awesome. Colene and Andy are the best, and see things that I miss and I'm all like, *facepalm* when I see it.
***SO, in celebration of finishing my novel, AND of almost making it to 100 followers, and of seeing how many commas I can use in a sentence, I'm going to have a contest/giveaway/HP prize thingy!
And, in honor if it being Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows mania, I'm giving away a copy of The Socerers Companion: A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter by Allan Zola Kronzek
So, all you have to do is leave a comment with your favorite scenes from any of the Harry Potter books or movies! And here's the cool thing- more comments equal more entries into the contest! So leave as many as you want with all your favorite tidbits and adventures from Harry Potter! This contest will end December 10, so get those entries in!
**If you didn't like Harry Potter- you can still enter! Just tell me your favorite book, and if you win, I'll send you a gift card to Barnes and Noble or Amazon!
AND there are a couple of my favorite people doing contests right now too:
Colene over at The Journey- bad one liners, make 'em stink people! That's all you gotta do for a super gift card!
Donea Lee over at Queen of Procrastination- all about the blogging and commenting for entries for gift cards and ornaments!
Fantasy and Sci Fi Lovin News - pick a book you would like to win out of this awesome list of books!
Kiersten White is giving away a copy of a signed ARC of Supernaturally to one lucky winner- all you have to do is donate to a good cause!
Happy Thanksgiving to all my American buds out there! And if you aren't from the 'ol US, go ahead, eat a turkey...because you love me :)
And tell me how you are doing with NaNo! The end is near, are you going to win?