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30 November 2011 @ 11:03 pm
I won NaNo WriMo 2011 with about two hours to spare, so 12,000 words written in the last two days. I won with smut and flirting. Oh, and mermaids (merwomen or merfolk, they would correct me). Cool.

That's five years in a row, now! My sixth win but I lost my second year due to my hip being all 'hah hah hah I'm dying and painful no writing for you missy!' I don't blame myself, but it makes me even more excited to have hit the half-decade-of-winning this year.

I also didn't finish the novel, which means I officially have a WIP novel again. That makes me happy. It's been too long since I've had a WIP novel any time but November. Now I have something to work on for long term and can hold myself to deadlines like a chapter a week, or something.

It also means I now have time to finish reading for samhain_smut, write for hoggywartyxmas, finish cleaning my room, read books, watch tv shows without guilt (the 'without guilt' is the important part there), catch up on LJ and try to be more Around in general.

It's about an hour to the 1st of December, which for me is the start of winter (Solstice too, but my mindset goes to winter with the start of December). That is exciting for me. First start of winter I've had in America in four years! I'm used to being in England and pining for a New England winter at this time.

Going to go back to watching The Good Wife and then the recent episode of Glee. Then I get to see what tomorrow brings me, which is exciting. I can't believe I get to read again!

*Cheers.* Teenage me would be proud of me! It may not have been 10,000 words a day, but it was some serious procrastination and eventual triumph. *Waves fist around in the air.*
?elsceetaria on December 1st, 2011 04:17 am (UTC)
Congrats for winning!
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on December 2nd, 2011 08:55 am (UTC)
Thank you kindly! ♥
kellychambliss: TuxWomankellychambliss on December 1st, 2011 04:47 am (UTC)
Congratulations! I may not be "teenage" (hahaha, far from it), but I'm proud of you, too.
Kiwi Crocus: Lesbians || Bench sitting.cranky__crocus on December 2nd, 2011 08:57 am (UTC)
Thank you for the pride and congratulations!

(And I know how much we're all dying to be teenagers again, what with that meme. :B)
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Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on December 2nd, 2011 08:57 am (UTC)
Awwwr, thanks! Great Bender. :B
Megan: writemirellarussian on December 1st, 2011 12:34 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!!! And yay on having your life back! <3
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on December 2nd, 2011 08:57 am (UTC)
Teeheehee thanks! ♥
therealsnape: SS From Dungeons With Lovetherealsnape on December 1st, 2011 02:07 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! What an achievement!

Kiwi Crocus: Nature || Rosethorn.cranky__crocus on December 2nd, 2011 08:58 am (UTC)
Thank you very much! (Especially for the flowers; I'm especially fond of them. (; )
CaroRulescarorules on December 1st, 2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
Gratz! You did so well!!!

I also have to watch The Good Wife and Glee ;)
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on December 2nd, 2011 08:58 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm still catching up on The Good Wife. I'm on the first episode of season two. :D
CaroRulescarorules on December 2nd, 2011 02:26 pm (UTC)
Let me know what you think so far. I don't think it's as good as it was last season but still entertaining!
Nicki: gold starperoxidepirate on December 2nd, 2011 03:41 am (UTC)
YAY! <3 I knew you could do it!

Edited at 2011-12-02 03:41 am (UTC)
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on December 2nd, 2011 08:59 am (UTC)
D'awr, thank you! Especially for the gold star. :B
tt: Coffeetwisted_twister on December 2nd, 2011 07:12 am (UTC)

Here, have some coffee!!! You probably deserve it after so many sleepless nights.
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on December 2nd, 2011 08:59 am (UTC)
Thank you very much! Funnily enough, I only drink coffee when I've had a sleepness night, so it's very fitting!
dexstarrdexstarr on December 14th, 2011 04:45 am (UTC)
It's a little late, but congratulations on finishing! I must have missed when, or if, you posted about it in wrisomifu.
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on December 14th, 2011 05:01 am (UTC)
Heh heh *scratches head* I unfortunately never got around to posting about it there. It's the second year in a row that I've slacked off in commenting there during the last week of November due to writing constantly.

Thank you very much, though! ♥
dexstarrdexstarr on December 14th, 2011 05:14 am (UTC)
I sort of stopped checking in after the second half of the month myself, got frustrated with fic and my nonexistent NaNo. Five years in a row is amazing!