Um, I said that wrong. I'm going to lose NaNo - on one of the sites.
The other one, well - I won it.
My novel is all nicely finished with a conclusion, an epilogue, and a table of contents (did you know how many 'words' you can get from a table of contents?) and there is nothing more to be put into it, to push me up to 50,000 words. And besides, there's no way I could write more than 10,000 words by midnight, but don't tell anybody; it's a secret. :P
Considering that I got about 39,000 words (3 times more than last years word count) and this is the first year that (age-wise) I was allowed on the main site, I think I did pretty good.
Even if I lost.
But really, I don't mind not having gotten 50,000 words. I was busy this month and S&S week didn't help my word count at all. (Note to self: don't try to write a novel and host a blog week at the same time, both suffer.)
But I'm pretty sure I can get 50,000 next year and for now I have a nicely completed novel and the promise of five free copies of it. That's enough to make anybody jump for joy.
:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)