This is the 6th year that I have participated and the fourth year I have finished! It was grand and I sailed past the finish line about noon time today with almost 11 hours to spare. I got hung up around 40K. I was struggling with where the story should go and wondering if I had any more to say. But this year I had some last minute special help from my daughter-in-law (the author! yea!) with suggestions about fleshing out characters and working on back-story. And just in case you are the one person in the world that I haven't told, Tracy is going to have one of her books published. We are all so excited about it!
And here it is! All the versions, revisions and notes, along with copies of theother four novels, lots of other things that I have written and a couple of gigs of pictures. I just had to show this to you. When your writing that novel becomes so precious that som of us have been know to have several backups. I'm a moderate, I only have two - and this is one of them. Can you believe how small this is? 4GB on something just a bit larger than a dime. Amazing!
So what now! Well, I need to flesh out the ending, try for a second draft and see where that takes me. Will I ever submit it to a publisher? Maybe, or maybe not. But it's 50,000 more words than I had on October 31st.
"80 percent of success is just showing up" — Woody Allen