That’s it. Day 30. You made it, you’re alive if not a bit bedraggled from a month of typing ALL THE WORDS. You get to set your pen down tonight and be proud.
Even if you didn’t make it.
Even if you think you wrote drivel.
Even if you changed your story a million times.
I didn’t make it, I got about 10k and I just had to let it fall the the wayside as other commitments, like my blog, took priority. I’m okay with that, and you should be too.
I just want to take this time to say
Thank you for your support this month. I’ve been overwhelmed with the love and comments I’ve gotten for this series. It was a real challenge for me to do this every day, I only decided to do it the day before NaNo so I had no plan going in. Some days I really struggled for content and I appreciate you sticking with me.
Last time I tried to do a daily post for NaNo I failed spectacularly and missed days and just, oh gosh it was awful. So I’m proud of myself for doing it this year.
I’ll be doing Blogmas throughout December which is going to be completely different to this month, much more content and fun things so I do hope you check it out!
We have a few more hours of writing to go, so I won’t take up any more of your time. But for me, this is it.
1 a : using or given to coarse language
b : vulgar and evil
2 : containing obscenities, abuse, or slander
Did You Know?
Scurrilous (and its much rarer relation scurrile, which has the same meaning) comes from Middle French scurrile. The Middle French word, in turn, comes from the Latin scurrilis, from scurra, which means “buffoon” or “jester.” Fittingly, 18th-century lexicographer Samuel Johnson defined scurrilous as “using such language as only the licence [sic] of a buffoon could warrant.” Qualities traditionally associated with buffoonery—vulgarity, irreverence, and indecorousness—are qualities often invoked by the word scurrilous. Unlike the words of a jester, however, “scurrilous” language of the present day more often intends to seriously harm or slander than to produce a few laughs.
The actor publically apologized to his young fans for his scurrilous tweets.
“Because he was friendlier with her highness than protocol allowed …, he created a strong impression …, which boosted his status from her royal servant to close friend, which triggered much scurrilous backstage gossip among the sovereign’s fawning aides and officials….” — Colin Covert, The Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota), 29 Sept. 2017
You can do this, let me know how it’s going!