When winners are winners and losers are winners
I was chuffed the past week to watch the #Nanowrimo hashtag on twitter. As people hit their 50K, and had their pieces verified, the relief was palpable. My favourites were the writers who were only a few hundred words away, and checking in on social media. They were soooo close, and when their perseverance paid off, it did my heart good to cheer with each of them.
But what if the clock strikes midnight on Sunday, and you miss your goal? Are you consigned to the loser bin?
Of course not!
Look, if you hit the 50K, you get the neat prizes that go with it – you get to call yourself a novelist, you get to buy a neat winner’s tee shirt, and you get your avatar changed to announce that you are awesome. But even if you didn’t hit the goal by the end of November, all of us, every single one of us, did an amazing thing this month.
Those little snippets of ideas and stories and characters that may have been knocking about …