NaNoWriMo 2018: The Finish

NaNoWriMo is over and I have succeeded! 🙂

It was not easy to gather enough time to write this month. As you could read in the previous blog-entries, I had a lot of appointments and enough distraction to keep me away from the computer. But perseverance is something that I have (partly due to the fact that I am incredibly stubborn) and I am quite proud that I succeeded after all.

I am quite competitive, when it comes to a race against myself, and especially when something makes it extra difficult. That may sound strange, but it’s just the way I am. I do not give up and when I encounter obstacles, I am only inclined to fight harder.

Of course, many of these ” obstacles” were completely my own choice. Birthdays, a weekend away, spending time with people you love, are things that you clearly choose. And are also things that I will always choose, even when it means that I have to work extra hard or sit behind my keyboard in the middle of the night.

Other things you can’t do much about. Appointments with the hospital, far in advance scheduled events and a health that is failing more often than anyone would like are things that you could have to deal with in a month. Even a month where you can’t use it at all.

And if things don’t go like you planned, you have the choice whether you give up or give a little bit extra. I chose the latter.

Now NaNoWriMo is over and what has it brought me? Well, I got off to a good start with the manuscript that I’m working on! It is very nice to see that the story really starts to take shape, even if it’s still a first draft.

I am also pleased that, despite the busy month, I have completed the challenge. I can be proud of myself and that’s always a good feeling! In December I only have one event on the schedule and for the rest I will take some time off.

How did NaNo go for you? Are you satisfied with what you have achieved? And did you like to participate?

Lots of Love, Patty