No surprise; I didn't finish 50,000 words in 30 days. In the eyes of the contest, I didn't succeed, however, I chose to say I won.
- I DID write more than 15,000 words on a single piece. Which means I have a foundation for a story, a good start on the first draft. There is a family, living in a small southern town, dealing with their new found celebrity status. I can't just leave them hanging.
- I started another project I am super excited about, a piece that will be a collaborate effort. Which means I was still writing.
- I learned that even with things are going rough in my life, putting fingers to keyboard (and sometimes pencil to paper) is therapy.
I am part of a local writers' group, and the best support group a writer could look for. Last night we had our quarterly Night of Learning. Our assignment was to bring our current WIP, and on a whim, I printed out in it's entirety. In flipping through it, I thought, "Hmmm. This has potential."
It was a good feeling.
How was your project?