Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Victory lap

Why, hello Purple Bar of Winner Goodness. How lovely to see you again! Yes peeps, it's official. I just staged the biggest comeback in TL Conway Nano history. How big of a comeback? Well, to give you an idea, I returned from Ireland on Nov 14 with 23,000 words and my mom staying for a week. 

Fast forward through Thanksgiving weekend, and I managed to squeak out a couple thousand words, but it wasn't until Monday night (as in, 11/28) that I actually sat down and dented the word count.

And I finally validated my novel, all 50,046 words, around 8:30pm on November 30th. Talk about waiting 'til the last minute, right? It wouldn't have been possible without my Twitter/Bransforum buddies. Hugs to all of you.

So, the story still needs an ending. Actually, it needs to have the first third hacked off before I get to the ending, but that will come later.

For now, I'm going to do fun things. I have the best weekend planned! In no apparent order, I'm picking up a whole slew of books from the library, catching up on all my shows online, snuggling with the dog, going for a run, and setting up my Christmas tree. It will be perfect.

Okay, off to relax and reward myself with totally-unnecessary-yet-oh-so-delicious ice cream. I will be back soon with a post on movies and tv shows but let me leave you with this:

I saw The Muppet movie over the weekend and am totally in love.

Every year when I set up my Christmas tree, I watch The Muppet Christmas Carol. Whenever I'm having a bad day, I pull up Muppet clips on YouTube. Words cannot describe how much I adore the Muppets. So if you love me, you will get me the original Muppet Show DVDs for Christmas. Just sayin... you know, in case you didn't know what to get me. :)

Okay, NOW I'm off to have ice cream.


  1. I love Muppets Christmas Carol as well. It makes me feel all good and uplifted after watching it. I used to have the sing a long cd as a kid.

  2. Congratulations on your win, and especially fighting through obstacles to get there. Well done!

  3. YAY! Congratulations! *confetti toss*

  4. That is fantastic! Well done!

  5. Congratulations! And the Muppet movie was fun. Took me back to being a kid.

  6. Congrats!! Awesome :) And I can't wait to go see the muppets (hoping to drag my teenagers along!!)

  7. I LOVE the Muppet Christmas Carol! It's great. Congrats to your amazing win for NaNo!! Nice to meet you and your blog; I followed you here from Twitter. :)

  8. Congrats and good job!!

    And I have many fond memories of watching The Muppets as a child. Such good stuff! (PS, one of my faves is Muppet Treasure Island...Hilarious!)

  9. Yay! That purple bar is sweet, isn't it? I had to take off work today to recover, though. Phew, what a comeback you made.

  10. Woot! (Now come do the 30k challenge at the Bransforum! Come ooonnnnnn!) [pouty face]

  11. Congratulations!!

    Oh I'm the one panicking every year at 11:58 b/c I can't find the validate button lol

  12. Awesome! Go you! Though i had no doubts about you winning. I knew you'd pull it off


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