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NaNoWriMo – I’m a Winner (again).

November 28, 2012

Thrilled to bits.  Just uploaded my Work In Progress to NaNoWriMo for 2012 and the word count passed 50,000 (I’ve managed 52, 359 words so far) and I am now officially a Winner.

I’ve still got lots more to write and it all needs editing and messing around with but I have achieved my goal of at least 50,000 words in 30 days.  The rest is a bonus.

I have got my certificate which I need to print off but in the meantime I have this badge:

Winner NaNoWriMo 2012

Winner NaNoWriMo 2012

This is my second year of participating and I recommend it to anyone.  Great for focus and discipline and a sense of achievement too.

More about WIP Novel for NaNoWriMO when I am nearer completion and all the ‘kinks’  have been ironed out.

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31 Comments
  1. Kristy Wyatt permalink

    Congrats, Jane! I didn’t get anywhere near my goal! LOL. I just had too many projects going at once! I can’t wait to read your book… When can I? 😉 I wish you the best!!! xoxo

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    • Kristy thanks for your visit. I have three books on the go including the one I started for NaNoWriMo so it is in the queue. I hope that my co-write with a dear friend will be finished after the New Year and we hope her publisher will like it. Then Ms Birdsong Investigates needs going over with a fine tooth-comb and if all is well, I hope I can get interest in it in 2013 or failing that, I may well put it out on Kindle. So the NaNo book will be next in line after all this. There is even a fourth book partly written but I am not really going there for a while…..lots of edits and possible re-writes needed. Think with the time I have left I will train as a brain surgeon!! All the best to you too and no doubt we shall catch up soon. xx

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      • Kristy Wyatt permalink

        LOL!! Way to go! You’re well on your way! Keep me posted! I can’t wait to read your stuff! Don’t worry about being a brain sugeon. Campared to authors, they’re incredibly boring!! 😉 xoxo

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        • Tee hee hee….well I have had several short stories published in anthologies….so almost there. Thanks so much, catch you on the other side…..<3

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  2. I am certain it is a wonderful feeling to accomplish so much in a short amount of time. Keep up the good work.

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    • Marie, how lovely of you to join me here and to comment on my work. I have seen you visit before and would love to chat to you here again soon. Are you a writer? If you write, what genre and where can I read it? Thanks so much for your encouragement. Appreciated. x

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    • Many thanks and kind of you to comment here. Do pop back again soon, good chatting to you. x

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  3. Congratulations, Jane. Shame we don’t have time to do a NaNoWriMo every month (like Anna Jacobs does!). 🙂

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    • Well, Morgen I would if I had time. I am like you, got several things on the go at once and so a whole novel is a bit much. But I do have two almost finished of my own and the co-write is almost completed once we both get back to it again. I am enjoying the short stories as well and I have had a few messages re my Flash Fiction which has encouraged me. I just wish they would post on your blog. With all you do on your blog and all you get done in your day I am surprised your creative juices haven’t run dry. Obviously they have not. xx

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      • I think (hope) I have more ideas than my lifetime (if I live to be 100). I have a dozen or so display books (40 pockets = 80 sides) of newspaper cuttings which I can use as inspiration but I’m very lucky that I can write a story from a one-word prompt – actually this NaNo novel started as a 328-word flash fiction which was from the one-word prompt of ‘legs’. 🙂

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        • Morgen, I know you have loads of ideas and it is time to get it all down I know. I am sure you will achieve more than I can dream of and faster too. You pack so much into a day it is unreal! I do write from word prompts, usually in my writing group for the weekly competitions, it is fun and makes the grey cells work overtime. Legs – sounds intriguing…crime too….cannot wait.

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      • Next on the list is getting a mystery out, not so much crime and certainly not as shocking as legs (‘Once Perfect’) but feedback very positive so far. 🙂

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  4. congrats jane you deserve it x

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    • Thanks Linda I try my best. It is good discipline. Not sure it makes sense yet….needs edits etc. Still lots to add to it as well. But appreciate your taking time to comment. You know, as a writer, how hard it is working alone and sometimes a deadline is a good kick in the pants. xx

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  5. Well done Jane! Don’t know how you found the time! Brilliant to do it twice! xx

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    • I did it in 2011 as well….not twice this time round. I am not that clever Pam…still trying to fit more hours into the day but have not managed it yet. lol x

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      • lol yes I remember you winning it last year, it’s becoming an annual event! brilliant stuff, I couldn’t do it!!! Well done and congratulations. x

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  6. Jane – Congratulations and well-done!!!! I hope you are taking real pride in what you’ve accomplished.

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    • Thank you so much Margot. I am pleased that I managed to go over the word count and I do still have about 4 chapters still not uploaded…will try tomorrow. Appreciate your comment.

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  7. Well done, Jane! It’s such a great feeling. Celebrate and leave the editing for … oooh, 1st of December at least!

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    • Marina, thanks so much for taking time to comment. Yes I am going to put my feet up and read a book now…relaxation is required! I have not finished the novel and I need to do lots to it, but the bones of it are there so that is great. Have a great evening too. x

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    • Marina, how are things? I am back at work on my book, are you? Do let me know. Would love to hear all about your work.

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  8. Well done, Jane. Such an achievement! x

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    • Thanks Suzie – it has been hard going this time but I am still writing as it is not finished yet and as I said it needs a thorough edit too….but I am pleased. Thanks so much. x

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    • Suzie, thanks so much. I appreciate your visit and support as ever. Good luck with your new book and I hope people will look for Going Underground as well…great read.

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  9. Last year as well as this year so, yes, again.

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  10. Wow, well done also….how are things? Is this going to be a novel for publication or what are you planning. Thanks for your visit and do come back and tell me about your work too.

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  11. Nice to meet you here Claire and well done you as well. How is it going now? Exhausted?

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