So, back in October, the lovely and talented (and way too fast of a writer for my liking), Ms. Aimee Laine, challenged me to a write-off rematch during National Novel Writing Month in November.
Being the non competitive person I am (yeah right *snort*) I grudgingly accepted.
The rules: First one to hit 50,000 words and send it off to Judge Julie–who had to verify we didn’t type “and” 50,000 times–wins, gets to do a happy dance and point and snicker at the non-winner
The spoils: The non-winner has to write a blog post bowing down to the winner & send chocolate
November first came and the heckling began. Check out Judge Julie’s post here to see samples of our back and forth. 🙂 Hehe It was a blast!
Here are my daily totals, the diagonal line representing the daily goal to hit 50k by the end of November. Day 5 was a good one. Any other writing day I can usually manage about 2,500 words. For some reason when Aimee and I are racing, I can pump out anywhere from 5-10,000 words per day. Crazy, right?
Although I cursed myself for accepting the dual while it was going on because Aimee is such a formidable opponent, I got so much done it was worth all of the stress.
Thanks to our friendly (mostly 😉 ) competition and despite being sick for half of the time, I set a new personal record. Fourteen days after NaNoWriMo began, I crossed the finish line. Woo hoo! Though, my victory is a little empty this time. Ms. Laine went on vacation for a whole week where she didn’t write, and if she hadn’t, she might very well have won.
Oh well. I guess we’ll just have to have another rematch soon to settle this like the proper ladies we are. *snort*
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