Monday, November 30, 2009

Nanowrimo Undeclared Winner

For those of you who have been wondering what I've been up to . . . I've been hand writing a 50,000 word novel to qualify as a winner for the National Novel Writing Month contest held every November. The object is not to turn out a polished novel, though that would be nice. The object is to unleash your creativity, write until it hurts, see where it takes you and basically blow the carbon out!!

Due to a total of 3 dead computers in our house in the last 5 weeks, various ages, various problems-no identifiable swine flu symptoms noticed-I had to resort to pen and paper which has worked out very well for me. However, there are two major flaws a)someone, maybe me, will have to transcribe it into a Word document and b)I was not able to navigate the Nanowrimo system in order to register my novel according to their process for hand writers.

I tried 3 different occasions, thought I had it figured out for today. I fucking, yes, fucking give up. I will write them a nice note and enclose a donation as they are a dot org type of outfit. Yes, I will try to get 'credit' for my work, but more importantly, I don't want this to happen to anyone else. I need the validation. I may do this again for my own growth but I will not bother to sign up if I think that I can't get my name in lights!

So, anyway, I'm declaring myself a winner to you, my 12-15 people who read me. Make an old woman happy by sending a comment my way. I'm in the library (Dell computer being delivered to me approx 12/18) and I'm tearing up!


  1. So cool that you continued on with your writing under all that went on.. broken computers..etc.



    You are an inspiration to me, girl. I don't know if this will work, but I' a gonna try it. As an absolutely unofficial rep of NaNoWriMo 2009, I want to give you this....


    I love you!!!


  3. I'm sorry to hear about your not getting registered for the contest, but to write what you have written is definitely a winning thing in my opinion. I admire your dedication to the craft. And to do it the old fashioned way is awesome. Enjoy the new computer.