NaNo is officially over! Hooray! Writers around the world are slumped over their keyboards, hyperventilating from the last effort push, with week-old coffee mugs and take out tipped over.
Did you make your goals?
I made my top three NaNo Rebel goals!
- Finish line editing RBRP (Luka’s POV and moving hard copy edits into word doc)
- Finish sending to readers and incorporate feedback, as much as I can
- 1-2 blog posts a week (The Advent post yesterday still counted!)
But……I have a small confession to make.
I really really REALLY wanted to win this year…and when halfway through, I realized I wasn’t going to make it without some help.
So I asked for help.
I split my manuscript and gave half of my manuscript to my mother to import line edits while my husband and I tackled the other half. And let me tell you, this Thanksgiving I was grateful for OneDrive (it’s like Google Docs).
Together, we imported those line edits in a week in what would’ve taken me three to four weeks by myself. I wouldn’t have been able to do it otherwise.
And here’s another confession:
I don’t feel an iota of guilt. Nope. Nada. Nothing.
And I don’t think I should. I may have cheated, but I recognized I needed help and I asked for it. Which, for me, is always a win. The job still got done. Which is also the most important part.
It puts me one step closer to winning the even bigger prize :)
Did you win NaNo? Did you cheat like me? Do you feel guilty?