Winning is Like…Better Than Losing*
In 2011, I did NaNoWriMo, the writing challenge where you try to write 50,000 words in 30 days, and for the first time in seven years of participating in the annual event, I failed to cross the finish line.
I mean full on fail with sad trombones and tiny violins. I even blogged my lament.
Now here we are in November 2012 and it is NaNoWriMo time again. I ended October feeling nervous and remembering my big fail from last year. I wavered and fretted and finally decided to try again.
But I went ahead and jumped into the challenge. I squinched down my shoulders, hunkered down with my laptop, and by god, on Wednesday night, I did it.
Whew, it was a great feeling to cross the finish line again.
*With a nod to Bull Durham for the post title.