Drumroll ... I finished Camp NaNoWriMo, and reached my goal. Yeah, it was a small tangible goal - 5,000 words - but the intangible part? Priceless. Cause there's something I haven't talked about yet: I set out to prove to myself that writing a novel is not impossible. And I did.
When you say 50,000 words or 60,000 words for a manuscript, it's frightening. I've probably written many times that over my career, yet it had been almost unthinkable to me you could do that in one "sitting" or one project, fiction no less. Breaking it down into 5,000 words a month, and the fact that I did that this month ... means I can do this! A year from now, I can have a novel, my first novel, in my hands, well, computer! Whew! One small step for writer!
Thanks: To all you writers on Ello, seriously. Not gonna name names. You know who you are, even the ones I haven't talked to yet, just being here, sharing your creativity, accepting mine. It's awesome, and helpful! And huge hugs for my Camp cabin mates over on the NaNoWriMo site. A support group is good for many things, books and stories included. :)