At around 2AM this morning, I looked at my NaNoWriMo word count. I had passed the 50,000-word mark.
I have now won it for the third time. The third book in my trilogy of novels is now a solid first draft. The story is not over, however; I will probably add another 20,000 words to it to wrap up the dangling plot lines and to tell the story completely. I'll start this in January 2008.
This year, a slew of writing buddies accompanied me during our NaNoWriMo trek. I've met all of them through blogging, and not a one in person. I don't even know what some of them look like, but I know their words, loud and clear. We cheered each other on during November, and I'd like to recognize them — those who won by making it to 50K and those who didn't but still wrote an amazing amount towards their current works-in-progress. In alphabetical order by username:
Congratulations to all of us!