NaNoWriMo Winner!/Five Things I'm Thankful For


"Throws confetti and gravy*

How are you spending your Thanksgiving day? I'm spending it cleaning for when Family comes over for dinner tomorrow.

You may be thinking it's not the BEST way to spend your day, but I'm perfectly happy with it considering I've validated my word-count, and am officially a 2013 NaNoWriMo Winner!

Here's a picture for proof!
Sure, I may have gone a bit over, and the Novel still isn't actually FINISHED, but whatever. Personally I consider it a job well done, and I'm very happy with everything I've written!

I know many people who are almost there, or still struggling, or have barely written anything at all! But I think that most people don't understand what NaNoWriMo is all about.

It's not there for you to write 50k words. It's not there for you to finish your book. NaNoWriMo (Or National Novel Writing Month), is there to set realistic goals to get you to WRITE. That's all. If you've written a single word, one thousand word, or 100,000 words this month, you're already a winner!

And I'm not saying that like one of those cheesy things where "Everyone's a winner!", it's honestly the truth. NaNoWriMo is for, mainly, two different people. It's for the people who write all day everyday of their life, who want a new, more intense challenge, but it's also for those who haven't written for a few months, or haven't written in their entire life, and want to get started.

We're all writing, and numbers are just that--numbers.

So keep writing! The world needs your story!

Five Things I'm Thankful For:

  1. I'm thankful first and foremost for God being in my life, for without him literally none of the other four things I'm about to list would be possible. He's brought me through so many good things, and just as many bad things, but made sure I always learned from them and made me better in the process.
  2. I'm thankful for my family and friends. You might wonder why these two go together, because family is family and friends are friends, but in my eyes you choose who your family is, whether you're actually related or not. Family is the people who are always there for you, and who love you, and I definitively have many people like that. I'm thankful for my siblings, my parents, my boyfriend, my distant relatives, and all of the wonderful people put into my life.
  3. I'm thankful for my words. I'm thankful that words were even created! Without my stories I don't know what I'd do!
  4. I'm thankful that we have heat in our house, and electricity. I'm thankful we have warm blankets and coats and shoes. Pretty much, I'm thankful for the little things.
  5. I'm thankful for many, many more things, and I think that's ANOTHER thing I'm thankful for. I have so many great things in my life that I always try to remember, no matter how small.

What are YOU doing this Thanksgiving? What are you thankful for?

Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a wonderful day!