Removing the Sting
A part of me has almost been in mourning about the fact that I won’t get my second NaNoWriMo book done. It is extremely rare that I don’t meet a goal that I have set for myself, and even more unusual for me not to rise to a challenge which someone else has set for me. Working toward the long-term, it makes sense for me to set my book aside and concentrate on other things at the moment.
Yesterday, I did some stuff which kinda took the sting out of it. I was playing around on the NaNo website when I saw that there was “stuff” for winners. All sorts of excited, I checked it out. There’s actually a certificate you can print out, which I very proudly did. I’m gonna frame it. It may seem stupid to some, but I’m quite proud that the first year I attempted writing a book in November, I succeeded.
The second one was to download the fancy-schmancy award you see near the top, right-hand side of my blog (take a second, check it out. I’ll wait.) I’m pretty stoked about that one. Not everyone can put that onto their blog page!
And then I found out that there is a company who will print five copies of my book for me. That is seriously cool! But, the problem is – I want to see a copy of the first book of my series, not the third. Plus, the first one is way closer to being completed than the one I just wrote. I’ll have to look into it and see if I can get the first one printed.
So, today I’m doing better with the fact that I only wrote a book and a half in November. I mean, look at all the cool stuff I get!