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Purple banners!

I did it!  I edited/wrote over 50K words in 30 days.  I am mentally exhausted, but I couldn't be more thrilled.  I have two weeks until this draft is due at the editor, and it's done.  I can honestly say that I am happy with ever change I made.

Over the last couple weeks I've been really tempted to make some changes that, in the end didn't make a lot of sense.  Thank goodness for some awesome advice and some support from my friends and family.
After sitting on it for a few days I may decide to rework the ending...I am happy with it right now, but someone recently told me that your brain can only make so many good choices in a day, so maybe I won't like it after I sleep on it.
Heck...maybe Taryn will be able to take it early and the decision will be out of my hands all totally. it is...25 minutes until midnight on November 30th and this is my final word count.

Thank you all for your continued support.  I'll keep you updated on what happens next.

Signs you might be doing NaNoWriMo

So I've seen a lot of lists like this and most of them are pretty accurate, but there are a few good ones they seem to miss.

1.  You have actually fallen asleep at the keyboard.
2.  You attend tailgate parties long enough to grab food and say hello.
3.  The first question friends and family ask when they see you is "Have you gotten your chapter count for today?"
4.  The family has come to accept the "writing nest" you've set up in that one spot on the sofa.
5.  90% of your social media posts are #NaNoWriMo or asking for plot/name/word advice.

All of my friends and family have been extremely supportive over the last 15 days.  As NaNo reached the half way mark my word count passed 30k.

Tomorrow I'll be writing a brand new chapter 28...including that I've got 5 chapters left to edit and 3 new ones to write.  NaNoWriMo "winning" starts on the 20th.  Think I can write/edit 8 chapters in 5 days and finish early?  We'll see.

NaNoWriMo day 2

So day one I edited 2 chapters and added about 1800 new words. Day 2 I did 3 chapters and just over 600 new words. At this rate I'll finish before my deadline. 
Hopefully I can keep up this pace during the work week.