At 11:35pm on November 29th I finished my NaNo novel. What a month it’s been. I’m exhausted and ecstatic all at the same time. It’s hard to describe. It really is a marathon. I remember hitting the wall sometime in week three. At one point I was sure I wouldn’t write another word. I had nothing left to write. But then, I sat with my laptop on the couch and typed a few words. Then a few more. Before I knew it, I was on a roll.
I wish I had some pithy lesson to offer from this experience. Perhaps it’s this: perseverance matters. Everything worth doing requires perseverance. I’m happy to say, in November 2011 I persevered.