Tomorrow, at midnight, time is up. Tomorrow, at midnight, millions of nanowrimos will put down their virtual pens, either a winner or not. In my eyes, all participants are winners, since this was no easy task. It has been hard work.
There have been days where I have seriously regretted ever telling anyone I was doing this. With working, two children and an increasing pregnant belly, writing 50,000 in such a short time was always going to be a challenge. BUT with the support of some amazing people, I did it!
Yesterday I validated my novel and ‘won’ my first ever Nanowrimo! Hooray!
My novel is based on the birth of my son and has been the hardest thing I have ever written. In doing this, I have had a lot of memories stirred up inside of me and a lot of emotions swimming around in my head. I have written words I never knew were lurking inside of me and I have been forced to face up to more than a few facts. I am now reading. I am now starting on a slightly longer and no less important process: I am having a baby and I am going to make sure it is a happy event. This novel has made me see the next steps in my life clearly at last, and I will be forever grateful for that.
So here is the final push. Tomorrow, at midnight, time is up. I need to raise just £51 more to meet my £200 target for the Birth Trauma Association. If you donate just £1 today it could make all the difference. If you have already donated, thank you thank you thank you. I could not have done it without you. It means so much to me.
If you can spare the pennies at this time of year, my son, my family and thousands of others like me thank you.
Here is my page.
Thank you XxX