NaNoWriMo 2013: The End

At least for me. For now.

I feel a bit like I cheated. See, I’m a NaNoWriMo purist. 50K words on a new manuscript in November. When I went to bed last night, I had about 4K to go. When I woke up this morning, I had a stomach bug that left me, to quote my husband, looking like hell (he even changed his travel plans to tomorrow instead of tonight).

So how did I cheat? I wrote over 5K on another manuscript at the beginning of the month. Between the two, that puts me at 52K. NaNoRebels do this on purpose. I joined the NaNoRebel ranks today because I had to.

I did legitimately write over 50K and if I’m feeling up to it will try to get that other 4K in tonight, but I’m okay with not. I literally don’t remember the last time I was this sick. I’m feeling somewhat better but have either been puking or asleep all day so I’m not holding out much hope for getting 4K in.

I’m okay with it. I don’t think I have any NaNo purist friends who will berate me for it, but if you are one, keep your opinion to yourself, please.

Thanks to those who encouraged me all month (I know I’ll forget some):
Jan Glaze Christiansen, Janice Hanna Thompson, Melanie Dickerson, Laurie Tomlinson, Ginger Venturoni, Joanna Davidson Politano, Jerenda Ford, Pam Jernigan, Karen Thompkins, and that’s where the stomach flu forgetfulness takes over…

(And I totally stole this post from the one I put on Facebook. Deal with it. ;))