Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I Did It!

This morning I typed out my 50,000th word. 

NaNoWriMo is officially won.

Those words do not give the excitement I feel bubbling up inside of me right now justice. I never once in my wildest dreams imagined that I could write 50,000 words in exactly twenty one days. Yes! That's right! I finished the challenge 9 days early! 

Yeah, I know. I can't believe it either. Especially since I usually frantically type out my last few hundred words on the very last day of the month. I'm beyond ecstasy thinking of the new 50K words that are now a part of Children of a Legend.

I can't make this a long post due to the fact that my assistance is needed in the kitchen today (is anyone else astonished beyond reason that Thanksgiving is TOMORROW?!), but I just wanted to share the glorious news with you all. And some stats, of course. :)

My total written this month (so far): 50,000

My average per day: 2,380

Best writing day: November 20th with 5,465 words

Worst writing day: November 4th with 853 words

April NaNo: 50,036

June NaNo: 50,176

Words written July to October: 1,822 

Final word count for CoaL: 152,034

And that's not the end, people. I've finally given in and decided that CoaL is a series, not just a single book. However, I'm about 3,000 words away from the end of this first book. And don't worry... I'll share snippets of what I wrote next week!

I wish all my friends in NaNo great success in writing. And Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family!

God bless!


  1. Congratulations! How exciting!!!! Way to go and in 21 days!!!! AMAZING!!!!


  2. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Wow. That's all I can say. Wow. And congratulations.

    *looks down at my pitiful wordcount of 16,600 words and sighs* Oh, well.

    150,000 words! I wish I could come up with something that epic. I seem to have a talent for saying in three hundred words what most people would take three thousand to write.

    But, anyways, Congratulations!

  3. Congratulations!!!!!!

    Wow!!! 21 days!!!

    Enjoy Thanksgiving!

    God Bless!
    ~The Keller Girls~

  4. Contrats, Kiri!!!! I knew you could and would finish early! Enjoy your NaNo spoils! And all the bragging rights you can handle. ;-)
    I still have 12k to go. Wish me luck!

  5. Oh my gosh, good for you! Congratulations!

  6. Good for you, Kiri Liz! And happy Thanksgiving! See you next month, and I hope you have something finished for me to read then... :)

  7. YAY, KIRI!!!!


    You sound like me, my books always end up really long. But I think the longer a book is, the better! I look forward to seeing snippets. :D

    Also, Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you've had a great one.

  8. Very exciting!!!! Congratulations on all the hard work!!!