NaNoWriMo 2010 winner badgeI am deeply pleased to have reached the 50,000 mark on my NaNoWriMo text. The ending might have been a little precipitous, but I believe “random ending” is one of the NaNoWriMo merit badges and I’m just pleased to have earned one. I didn’t earn caffeine abuse, NaNo socializing or secret noveling but know I got

  • word-count padding for strategic avoidance of contractions,
  • creative nonfiction for describing something that happened to me but claiming my main character experienced it,
  • the 5,000 word day,
  • the eureka moment for changing the killer at the very end and
  • victory. Sweet victory.

This was a fun experience and I think I’ll do it again next year. In the meanwhile I have to decide whether to read, edit and/or share my first attempt at longish fiction. At the moment I’m not sure I’ll do any of those.