It's the first day of December, and you know what that means? NaNoWriMo is over! My goodness, it was quite the month!

I had some obstacles on my path, some great, some not. I had several physical issues, and insomnia really did my head in due to one of those. On a positive note, we went on vacation for a week to celebrate my husband's birthday and it was so joyous!

BUT! I wrote 35232 words, which is astounding, the most I wrote in one single month in years! It’s so easy to focus on the negative, and I just didn’t allow myself that this month. Every word was worthy of celebration!

I just wrote what I wanted to write. I worked on my main goal (getting my novella to 30K) all month, and interspersed it with other things as a distraction when I didn't feel well.

I did things like writing an idea for a possible submission while I was on vacation, and I played with an idea for another project. I also wrote a lot of blog posts, not the main 30, but who really cares?

Without those side projects I don't think I would have been able to finish my main goal today! I brought the total of my novella to 30k with hours to spare on NaNoWriMo and I celebrated it like a MAJOR win!

I’m truly proud that I did it. I’m truly amazed at how far I came and moved through obstacles to get words out.

I did it.

I won, even if I didn’t stick to the rules.

Who wants to do that anyway?