First off, I would like to thank Cryo for talking me into doing NaNoWriMo and for being the only other person I know was was doing it at the same time as me. I wouldn’t have done it without your encouragement.
Thanks too to everyone who encouraged me, pushed, or congratulated me when I finished. 🙂
Second, now that it’s done I’m noticing that I’m doing something to myself that Adam tells me I frequently do: I’m minimizing the achievement in my own mind. I’ve already started thinking of it at something that was easy, but you know what? For me it wasn’t that easy. It was a tough challenge, especially considering I haven’t really written anything story-wise in so long (over ten years I think.) It was really difficult for me to come home and write almost every night, and to spend so much time on my weekends just sitting and writing.
The point is, I’m actually telling myself it’s not a big deal, and not that important an accomplishment, when I know that part-way through the month I was practically basing the future of my entire life on finishing this project (okay, that’s exxagerating a little, but you know what I mean.)
I did it. And that is awesome. And I should stop trying to tell myself it wasn’t a big deal, because it is. I feel fantastic about it. I will not let myself gloss it over and pretend it was nothing. I will let myself actually be proud of myself.