I’m a NaNoWriMo Winner!

November was an insane month, and a big part of that was my decision to participate in my very first NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month.  I’ve had so many people tell me I should write a cookbook, and I plan to, but I’ve always wanted to write a fun and frivolous murder mystery and decided this was the event to give me the kick in the pants.  I’m happy to say that I’m now over 50,000 words into my novel and though I have more to go, I’ll no longer be trying to get thousands of words a day to meet a deadline.  That means I’ll be back to posting more regularly!  December is going to be full of affordable edible gifts, holiday dinner dishes and seasonal options.  See you Monday!

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7 Responses to “I’m a NaNoWriMo Winner!”

  1. Abigail (aka Mamatouille)
    December 3, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

    Congratulations—that is SO awesome and I can’t wait to read your novel (and your cookbook). Yay!

    • diana
      December 8, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

      Thanks Abigail!

  2. Zoe
    December 3, 2011 at 7:55 pm #

    Congrats!! This was my third year and third win, and I can tell you that once you’ve won, you’ll want to do it every year! :) Did you go to any write-ins? I’m moving up to the Seattle area in a couple months, and wondering what the NaNoWriMo community is like.
    Congratulations, again. :)

    • diana
      December 8, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

      I didn’t Zoe. It was such a busy month that most of my writing took place at bed time. I know there were several though. Really my only participating this year was writing. If I’m up for it next year I hope to get more involved. Are you a blogger too?

      • Zoe
        December 9, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

        Write-ins are a lot of fun. The first year I did nano I really struggled, and was too shy to go to any write-ins. The second and third year, I did attend some, and the whole experience was so much more enjoyable for me. So, next year if you get the chance, I highly recommend it. And maybe I’ll see you there, since I’ll definitely be going to as many as my time allows. (If the nano people are as friendly in Seattle as they are where I currently live. :)
        I have a lame little blog that I updated sporadically. I wish I had more time to devote to blogging, but in truth, I don’t think I have enough interesting things to say. :)

  3. Yuliya
    December 12, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    When do we get to buy your cookbook? :D

    • diana
      December 12, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

      I don’t have one yet, but stick around!

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