Monday, November 29, 2010

Since the Words 'I am Done' are so Cliched, I Shall Use This Title Instead

(this image is mine--please don't take it!)

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! 

Signed,

14 comments:

♥Bleah♥Briann♥ said...

Haha!!! Congrats! I know lots of people who have finished, but I must say, your "I won!" post was the most entertaining I've seen yet. I've never nano... I'm thinking of doing it next year. Any advice???

xx,
Bleah Briann

Squeaks said...

Whahoo!!! Jake you finished!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*breathes sigh of relief*

I'm sorry I didn't have anything better to say other than "Yahoo!!" (or whatever I said). But I'm very very happy for you that you were able to complete a 4th novel!!!!! *flops over from tiredness* Excellent job!! I'm very honoured to know a most amazing elf like you :)

Signed with pudding,

Squeaks.

Eldra said...

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't even know what to say!

Nolan (Beorn) said...

Are you in the book of world records yet?

Maybe I should send this in to the newspaper. Teenager completes fourth novel before high school.

Jake said...

@Squeaks and Eldra
LOL, when you don't know what to say and you need to celebrate, ye either blow up things (which is rather dangerous and new-fangled) or the good, old-fashoned method of celebration--eating pie. I've had three pieces today. ;)

@♥Bleah♥Briann♥
Advice? *chuckles* Much patience, endurance, stubbornness, and lots of word wars. :) That is how I did it, at least. >_>

The Director said...

Congrats Jake *huge grin*

I would say more, but everyone above me took everything!

So when do us people in the blogosphere get to read some of it??

You rOcK!!!

Eldra said...

Ohhhh, I had pie yesterday and I'm having more pie on Wednesday. And I had an ice cube blow up on me. Is that good enough?

Squeaks said...

My brain is fried from NaNo and whatnot. :S The very mention of pie makes me ill...last night we had a potluck for our Church and one of the guys brought in over 40 pies *gag* I'm so ill of seeing them or even thinking of them XD If I take a bite of pie I'm sure it'll start oozing out of my eyeballs.

Squeaks.

Jake said...

O.o Ohhh...poor Squeaks. All in limit my friend! Pie is epic in moderation. :P Ah.

Son of the King said...

@ Jake,

Congrats! Well, that finishes our little competition. I am left way in the dust a 33k, but I will finish soon (outside the Nanowrimo time limit).

~Son of the King~
(Shakes head and does a hand stand in hopes to have ideas rush to his brain for his book....its not working!)

Squeaks said...

"epic moderation" muses on words and then nods head. I guess so. I guess so. Epic moderation, all in limit. :) Man, you've got me baffled. :P

Squeaks said...

O.o by the way, I like your new profile explanation thingy. Sounds snappy :)

Squeaks.

whisper said...

Congratulations, Jake! *cheers and throws confetti* Huzzah! :)

Millard of Swiftstorm said...

Great goons, goobers, and grape fruit! I didn't know you'd blog posted your amazing accomplishment!

Announces:Jake is the most determined Word War warrior I have ever met. He claims I won--but his work ethic is something else. Jake's duels were oft the highlight of my writing time!

Congratulations on the finishing of yet another novel for yourself Jake! I have no doubt it will be dashingly wonderful, and I eagerly await it hitting shelves, virtually or in paper copy.


You've completed an accomplishment worthy of accolades, so here's mine. AAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAADDDDDDDDDDEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS.

Millard