Monday, November 29, 2010
Since the Words 'I am Done' are so Cliched, I Shall Use This Title Instead
Words cannot explain nor express (by this I mean capital letters ;)) the excitement that courses through my veins! I am done, readers! NaNoWriMo is finished! Hallelujah! :D It is done!
The Book of Shaldu is finished! Many plans have ran through my mind regarding the future of this novel--those who have spoken to me in the last couple of weeks know that this is my greatest novel yet in terms of plot, characters, and overall epicness.
Publishing? Perhaps. I am going to try and get The Book of Shaldu ready for publishing before 2011 dawns January 1st. One month. Aye, it's crazy--but so was writing an entire novel in a month! Anyone want to join me? :)
Rewriting? That too! My goal word count, by the time my novel is ready for publishing, is 60,000 words or greater. If only by pure stubborness (which suceeded in NaNoWriMo!) I shall do this.
Many people have helped me on this epic journey. Very very many. I'm going to take the time to name a few awesome people (to follow Millard's lead)
1) Firstly, Mom, Dad, and the rest of the 'Sadaar' clan! Ye guys are awesome, bearing with my irritable attitude when doing a stressful word war. ;) Thanks so much! Ye guys are awesome encouragers (particularly Mom and Dad) and for that I am forever grateful. Breathe a sigh of relief...until next year.
2) Millard! My most excellent Millard, who word warred constantly--I looked forward to them almost every evening. :) No matter how terrible my word count was after the word war, ye were ever encouraging! To the point of capital letters, even. Ye beat me every time. :D Without those word wars I would have utterly perished in the depths of NaNoWriMo's maw. Perhaps, (once my typing improves ;) one of these days I shall win a word war. And congrats on finishing TWO NaNoWriMo novels!
3) YOU! Aye, you blogger friends! Ye readers were encouraging as well, and we had that epic five hour word war together, here on my blog. Twas amazing! Thanks so much!
4) And finally, pie. Thanks so much for being there for me to eat and...wait. *blinks* Ah, yes. This paragraph was supposed to be dedicated to the Elves of the Underground, right? Oops. Anyhow, thanks Elves for all that you have done, from word wars to plain old courage and en-courage! You guys and gals epic. E&V!!
And with that, this journey across Arowdae is ended! The quest is finished--whether for ill or for good, ye shall have to find out for yourself, once I get this novel of mine somewhere where ye can get your hands on it. :) Good luck and the High Lord protect you on your own journeys!