I thought I probably would not make it that far, but I have been entering for three years and was discouraged many times for not placing, but I kept plugging away. That's why it's called a CHALLENGE, right?
Marlene: I really appreciated your comment. I've been descouraged by never getting an EC (was only three out of the running with my purple entry). You renewed my hope!
Now that NaNo is almost over (whew- I'm going to make it!), I'm ready to get back into the Challenge with renewed vigor (LOL).
NaNo was a GREAT experience and I learned tons. I would encourage everyone to try it next year and hopefully, I will prepare better. (Decided 48 hrs. before the 1st to participate) but now I will officially have a WIP...I feel like a proud new mother! And even though I've never given birth, I think I understand some of the pain! *giggle*