I am grateful for so many things; however this November, I am thankful for this writing goal and what it means to me.
As I write this, seven days are all that is left of the month of November and my NaNo goal of 50,000 words. Right this very minute, I have 44,111 and a solid idea for the next two chapters. Each chapter seems to average about 2,500 words. Who knows, one or possibly two days more and I will reach my goal. Another goal was also accomplished with this one.
Each new word I add to my story and as my story grows, it is officially the longest story I have ever written. To me that is remarkable. I have dreamt of writing a story of this length for as long as I can remember. This NaNo challenge helped me to achieve this. I am not there yet but I can see the light shining ever so bright at the end of this tunnel or rather halfway point to my story’s completion. The final goal is a novel length story at or slightly over 100,000 words. I plan to take a little more time in December and January to meet the next 50,000 goal.
March is the kick off for editing my first draft. With all these goals laid out in front of me and by expressing them to you, makes my drive and determination kick in full speed ahead. However, none of this would be possible had I not managed the first goal. It is the first goal I am most thankful for this Thanksgiving. Below is the famous Norman Rockwell painting from his Freedom series. It is called, Freedom from Want. I think this is timely for so many reasons beside the obvious.