A little marker of sorts

I just passed the 50,000 word mark on my awful manuscript!

Here’s a little screen shot of the word counter sitting on top of my 50k word file just to show you that it’s all true. I really did do it.

Thank you NaNoWriMo! I am going to shut down my first draft and not look at it again until January. After that I am going to donate some money to The Office of Light and Letters and then tomorrow I start something new (I’m going with Jerry Seinfeld’s philosophy of “don’t break the chain“).


And yes, that does say “chicken dance”.

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30 Responses

  1. Frogdancer says:

    Well, if a frog can dance, why not a chicken?Congratulations!

  2. Well done. Well done indeed. 🙂

  3. shauna says:

    Well done well donnnnnnnnnnnnne!!!!!!

  4. Tanya says:

    HUrrah!!!!!!! for you!!!!!!!! Well done you!!!!! Amazing!! And who is having a chicken dance? Why is the chicken dancing? Hmmm.xxx

  5. ecoMILF says:

    Ummm. Congratulations, really… BUT I just opened up your RSS feed through my email and this box came up with Draft target Session target etc.. and i tried to click it away and it wouldn’t budge… and I got all worried…o h no- a virus! A pressed a button I shouldn’t have! It won’t go away…. LOL. Then I actually took the time to read a sentence or two of your entry and realized that the window was just a picture. PHEW! I obviously shouldn’t be on the computer before 9. Have a wonderful weekend and congratulations again!xo m.

  6. Holly says:

    What a fantastic achievement! Well done!

  7. Umatji says:

    well done you! good to have a break – enjoy it and do your own 50,000 word chicken dance!

  8. Prue says:

    Did the chicken cross the road as well? : )

  9. Meg says:

    Congratulations!! That is a huge effort. Very inspiring, as usual, Ms Loobylu. xx

  10. I bet it’s not as awful as mine!I finished NaNo too! YAY!

    Congratulations. This was my first go, so I was surprised how much I enjoyed it.

  11. Becky et al says:

    HUGE Congratulations!! I am now wondering if it is a chicken dancing, or someone dancing like a chicken…

  12. Virginia says:

    Hey! That’s cool 🙂 I’m using Scrivner, too for my manuscript. Good luck with it…

  13. Emjie says:

    Hey congrats! And you are a few days ahead double hoo-rah! I feel a lil ashamed I didn’t follow through with this activity, though I did have a few other projects that I promised myself I’d do in November. So I guess that’s not so bad. I could always try this writing thing for myself any month of the year.

  14. lori says:

    yay! you must be so proud, what a great accomplishment!!

  15. tracylea says:

    we are very proud of you! That’s amazing! I signed up and wrote 0 for NaNo. Such a commitment 🙂 AND YOU DID IT! WOOT!

  16. christie says:

    very concerned that your manuscript involves the words ‘chicken dance’….but seriously claire, well done, that is such a huge achievement & you should be super proud

  17. Congratulations! That is a major accomplishment! And “Don’t Break the Chain” concept works absolutely! My husband has used it himself and can attest!

  18. Beth says:

    Nice work! That is amazing! Woohoo! Enjoy the chicken dancing!

  19. Tara says:

    Hooray chickadee, but you know that I’m now dying to read what you’ve written. Shame we can’t unearth some of your earlier works 😉 xx

  20. Miss Sofia says:

    Congratulations, darling! I never have the time to join NaNoWriMo, it’s a pity.

  21. Oh my goodness. Loobylu! I loved your blog, and when you paused in 2007 I checked back a few times but never saw an entry. I’ve thought of this blog from time to time since then but never thought to check if you’d started blogging again and now here I find you again through random blog surfing! LOL. Shall be visiting often :)Cait

  22. Mandy says:

    Good job on finishing it up!! I unfortunately dropped out in the first week… hah! But look at you, all gumption and determination!

  23. momo says:

    Well done, Claire! And I LOVE that link. Perfect for 2010. And I especially love that I will have Jerry’s voice in my head saying “Don’t break the chain!”

  24. Lea says:

    i think at the 50K word mark it would be a shame if there WASN’T chicken dancing!

  25. Annie says:

    Hooray! Congratulations – that’s quite an achievement. One day I’ll think about attempting it! Well done x

  26. green ink says:

    Well done Claire! What an achievement 🙂

  27. It must feel so great to hit the 50,000 word mark. I definitely have to take part next year!

  28. Teresa says:

    love the ‘don’t break the chain’ from Seinfeld, and can hear him in my head too momo – off to buy another calendar!

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