Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Last WCW and Happy Hanukkah!

Today is my final Word Count Wednesday!  I can't believe NaNo is over, and now we can resume our normal lives of writing and rewriting manuscripts, crying over said manuscripts, and tearing our hair out with worry (oh wait, didn't we just do that for a whole month?  Ah well...the life of a writer...)

Congratulations to everyone for participating in NaNo whether you "won" or not!  You've won in my eyes just for attempting it, and if you didn't do it that's still great too- because it really shouldn't be the be-all, end-all of writing.  You can still write that novel, and it doesn't have to be in one month either.  To me, NaNo is just a fun exercise to get those creative juices flowing, and not something to get too worked up over.

So, what's your final word count?  Did you "win" or did you accomplish what you set out to do?  Even if I didn't "win" and get 50k words, I still finished my WIP, which I am very proud of.  Husbies rewarded me today with a new desk chair and keyboard to hook up to my laptop.  So now I can start on edits!  yay....

I also wanted to say Happy Hanukkah!  Today the Festival of Lights starts at sundown, and we celebrated by getting a cute little Menorah and will give Little Monster some Twinkle Toes shoes she has wanted for a while. 



While we don't follow one religion over the other, we like to celebrate some of the major winter holidays: Christmas, Hanukkah and the Solstice.  We usually have a gift for Little Monster on the start of each holiday, and also read about it that night.

Hope you have a wonderful Hanukkah if you celebrate it, and I also hope you are satisfied with your accomplishments either on NaNo, your current WIP or anything in your life right now!  Let me know your final word count, or even if you are just proud of something in your life- I want to be proud with you!

6 comments:

Colene Murphy said...

Awe fun! What neat traditions!! Have fun tonight!

Jennie Bailey said...

That is such a cool idea, Abby! We celebrated Hanukkah and Christmas growing up. If I had children, I would do the same. I love that you include the Solstice and read about each holiday! Your table looks so nice!

Melissa said...

What awesome traditions! The solstice and equinoxes are important in my books. Moreso in book 2 and 3 but they are still their in book 1. And I know this year I'm going to do something special on the 21st. I'm getting my hair dyed and I almost feel like by doing it that day I'm prepping like my characters do for their celebrations that night.

I'm so PROUD of you for finishing your novel. NaNo is just about motivations and I'm glad the both of us finished and accomplished our goals.

Donea Lee said...

I love that you celebrate everything! What a great tradition. I love holidays in general, but who couldn't add a few more to their year, right? :) Happy Hannukah to you! Well, I ended up at a little over 16,000...not even half, but hey! That's 16,000 more words than I had in October, so it's all good. Congrats, once again, to you for finishing!!

Madeleine said...

Happy Hanukkah. I've been neglecting my WIP but I did achieve 34,000 words on it. :O)

Anne said...

Ah yes, Twinkle toes. Everything sparkles and glows. :D Kylie has a pair but she's more into her Heidi high tops now.