I did it! I completed my novel. Two days before the deadline.
I've validated it on NaNoWriMo's site - they actually credited me with three hundred words that Word didn't recognise but even without that I'm safely over. I even ended the story the way I'd planned.
I've written a novel... It's a rough first draft. Not publishable - not yet; but it is complete... Well. Mostly...
I'm sure I will write more about this in days, weeks and months to come but for now I just want to say a huge thank you to NaNoWriMo.org - you helped me write a novel. You helped me achieve my oldest and original goal.
The things he loves.
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