I did it!


I did it!

I wrote 2000 words every day in November.

61,288 words in total.

My first book.

Out of my head.

Now on my laptop.

I’m one proud lady.

Wish me well for the editing…

….and for the whole process of deciding what to do with it now!

[I hadn’t ever thought that far ahead ;)]

Gratuitous ‘OMG, it’s just too cute’ image….because I finished my book and I’m HAPPY!!!!!!


26 thoughts on “I did it!

  1. blondeusk says:

    Well done you!! I finished yesterday and it’s a great feeling. Enjoy your celebrations 🙂


  2. Liane says:

    Congratulations! I didn’t get half that much done but I’m trying not to beat myself up about it.. I’ll get there in the end..

    Remember us all when you’re a famous author! 😉


  3. Barbara says:

    That is awesome!! TWO great milestones for you!!I don’t think I could do that…I don’t have a “book” in my head – only what I did for the 31 Days and that’s not nearly as many words! Once it’s all together – I’l LOVE to read it!!!


  4. poetry joy says:

    Well done, you!! That’s a great achievement indeed. I’d love to participate in NANOWRIMO but my health won’t let me yet. 😦 Maybe one day.. meanwhile, I look forward to hearing more about your book in time to come! 🙂 x


    • iwillbloom says:

      Thanks so much for your comment! I’ll definitely be updating about the progress of the book! [Hoping your health *will* improve, even slightly. Praying for you].


  5. Eva says:

    Wow, congratulations!! I don’t know anyone who’s actually finished NaNoWriMo! Good luck with the editing! I’ve been editing a book of mine for YEARS, haha… perfectionism is not good when it comes to writing!


    • iwillbloom says:

      Thanks, Eva…..didn’t know you’d written a book (good on you!)…..I’m an editor (in my professional life)….if you ever wanted to pass it over, I’d certainly have a look at it for you….


      • Eva says:

        :O You are?! I might just take you up on that! Must…edit…faster! Hahah.. thank you 🙂


      • iwillbloom says:

        Yes, I am indeed! Whenever you want….just send it over (without feeling weird or icky or uncomfortable or anything)….xxxx


  6. Lizelle says:

    Congratulations Helen!!! I remember my first NaNovel. I sat back and stared in awe at my ability to reach such a set goal in such a short time. Ah what an amazing feeling to know that you have achieved such a life changing experience, pushed by your own self control. CHEERS FOR YOU!!


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  8. Carrie Ann says:

    WOW!! What an accomplishment!! What you have accomplished in such a short time, is very inspiring!! Congrats!!


  9. zareenn3 says:

    Oh my god! Congratulations honey!!!!!!!


  10. Zoe Rose says:

    Hooray! Sorry for the very late congratulations. It is the best feeling ever. I’ve never managed to edit mine very well, beyond the obvious typos and grammar problems- I was sure I would edit my last one but didn’t end up knowing where to start with it all. Let me know if you have any editing tips! I actually think non-fiction might be ‘my thing’ after years of wanting to write fiction but never finding my place, if you know what I mean.


    • iwillbloom says:

      It *is* the best feeling ever! I write non-fiction for work and have to say that I found the fiction strangely liberating…(as to it’s place….time will tell….I really wrote it just for me but would like it to ‘get out there’ because I think it could help a lot of women).


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