Friday, November 26, 2010

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

I made it! I am not finished by any means but I made goal with over 50,000 words written, during the month of November.  This cup, this trophy, it means so much to me. What did I win? A very rough draft that needs to be continued to some form of closure and the personal satisfaction that I could get this far without throwing in the towel!

As I continue with Framescape, I’ve come to learn so much about the process. I have heard other authors say that their characters took on a life of their own. I always thought this was nonsense. I believed it was the writer that was responsible for how her characters behave, not true. They do come alive and they take over. They say and do things that the author would never do. Finally you realize at 40,000 words in that you have no control over them. With that being said, I can’t wait to reach the 100,000 word goal to see how they end up surprising me.
Say What? Chicken Dinner!
Photo by Tess Kincaid
It feels really good to be here at this gigantic milestone. I could not have made it without or the support of my writing friends, readers of my blog and all the little people (Billy, Jack and Steve) that I will never forget with my success.

I hope that if you have a dream to write a novel you will try next November. You might surprise yourself with 50,000 words written, I know I did.


Jingle said...

so you made it,
a novel in the making...
Good 4 you.
Happy Friday! said...

Congratulations, Kristen. Well done. You are a member of an elite group. I think only 20% of those who register complete.

However you celebrate, enjoy. Enjoy finishing the process and doing your rewrites. Good luck with everything.

This is a most impressive accomplishment. I appreciate all that you said in this post about the learning process and character development. Wonderful. Thank you!

Best wishes,
Jamie Dedes

Everyday Goddess said...

i'm in awe, great job!

Reflections said...


Myrna R. said...

Wow Kristen!!! You did it! I knew you would. You are my hero.

I admire your determination and you serve as a role model for me.


ocdbloggergirl said...

I'm very, very impressed!

Berowne said...

Well done -- congratulations! said...

Oh wow. congratulations.
Now for the hard work of editing it eh? lol

Fireblossom said...

This is on the linky for magpie 42 because....?

In any case, congratulations on achieving a difficult goal.

kavisionz said...

WOW!! That's terrific!! Heartiest Congratulations to you!! And good luck for the 100,000!! May you get there happy and smiling!!!