Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Tales of Andrew Waters

I'm finished. It's done. I can hardly believe it. I started thirty days ago and now, fifty thousand, two hundred and fifty seven words later, it's completed, well just about anyway. I still have to go back through it and fix up all the mistakes and continuity errors that are scattered all the way through, but for now I'm just happy and amazed that I was able to write that much fiction in such a short amount of time.

I was thinking of posting it somewhere on the net, but decided not to because it still needs quite a lot of work. So anyway, it's this story of a kid called Andy, who's just finished primary school and his adventures around the neighbourhood and various musing on different subjects. I'm glad I kept the story simple, so that I could just focus on actually writing it and not have to worry about interconnecting plots or lots of different characters and all that.

I finished off the final chapter last night, just a few minutes past midnight, but that's ok because they keep validation open for a day afterwards I think and plus Australia is hours ahead of the USA anyway. I had to convert my novel into txt format and send it off to the friendly people at NaNoWriMo. It took only about a second for their computer validation system to check my wordcount and that was that. I was a winner! So they gave me a silly little icon to put on my website and this little certificate to print out and everything.

I'm exhausted, time for a rest.

Legally binding, papery toast


Blogger ~cassidy~ said...

hey new to the blogger scene, and i came accross your site and wanted to say hi. wow you wrote a book?? i lOVE books! i'd really like to read yours. so what kind of science industry are you in? i love sciences too. well it was nice meeting you, i hope you stop by.

12/01/2004 04:10:00 pm  
Blogger The Narcissist said...

Congrats on completely! That's I never even started. Nov was just tooooo busy for me :(

12/02/2004 12:48:00 pm  
Blogger Jenni said...

Congratulations! It's the best feeling to work hard towards a goal and finally get there. The printable certificate is a nice touch too ;)

12/03/2004 01:09:00 am  

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