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Sunday, November 14, 2010

I'm done!

For the first time in my life I've written a book. A real honest to goodness book! A novel of the highest regard! Something that publishers will love! People will come crying on their knees to read it! Begging me to please, pretty please allow them to pay for it! Checks will come rolling in so fast I will need a new mail service to handle it all! I will also need a rubber thimble to prevent hurting my thumb in opening all the checks! Man I'm going to be weighed down with all my newfound glory and wealth! And think, through it all, I may just remember you! Yes, that's right, you.  My novel of 52,119 is done!

  1. Whisper: Who without her incredible support and encouragement I would have never finished this soon, and perhaps never at all. You make spinning a story seem exciting and a real pursuit.
  2. Jake, forever I will remember Jake, someone I want to meet badly! But also someone who kept the spur to my horse when I would have easily spent hours on the computer..on the Underground..and on Facebook. He deserves a medal for keeping the Word Wars going! I love to compete, and he forced me to write! Man, this guy could get a job making writers wright!
  3. Squeaks, you wrote me such an encouraging Nanomail when I was down that your support isn't as easily measured. It's that intangible that makes a person get back on their feet when they are stumbling, falling down, or in my case, screaming in fear of the Nano Deadline. Thanks so much!
  4. Of course, the rest of the wonderful Underground Elves! You don't each have a slot simply because..well, right now there is over 5 thousand of you ;) (A little mod humor there--I hope) But really, I never wrote until the last probably seven of eight months, and something like this well--it would have never passed into my mind as a possibility without you all.
  5. My family, really though, they should have gone up at the top, but I decided that E(for elf) comes before F(for family) though only alphabetically. Thanks guys, without your loving, and *cough* tough support over these last..how many years? Well, I have no doubt that my life would be infinitely harder and more bitter without you. Thanks.
  6. Ok! Now, if I somehow didn't mention you as an elf, or family member, or...uh...something else? Well then I thank you now!!






This contest brought me many things, it brought me the challenge to write something longer than I ever have in my entire life. Some of you may know that the most i've ever written on a story, EVER was like...28 thousand, second longest--around 21 thousand. And nothing else I've ever written has even touched the level of those in length, normally less than five thousand, I like to call myself a short story guy. Well, no more! Now I can officially say I've completed Nanowrimo!!!! WOOHOOO! And in honor of an elf whom mentioned socks..and I unleashed sock eating ants on <_< >_>I present you this picture. No it has not been photo-shopped, yes that is my feet, and YES those are my socks.
I've also been asked about where I write, well I found a desk for sale for ten dollars and bought it! Then I used an old monitor, and tower upstairs plus a mouse and then a keyboard I got for a dollar and twenty five cents :) The chair was already up there..so there it is! The chair is a seriously HARD wooden one that makes you feel as if you've been riding a horse when you are done writing. ;)

And finally, for the first time, I removed the plastic thin cover off my CotSK pocket watch..*sniffle* I did it! I wrote my novel, and you can do it too!!!


Millard



Note: Check back sometime soon for the insane next post.
Note2: The extremely observant reader may find something out from this post I didn't actually state. Can you figure out what happened?

15 comments:

Elven Princess said...

Congrats, Millard!!!!!!!

Jake said...

No idea about note two. ;) Hehe...you're wearing the same shirt ye were wearing at the Tribe Party. XD Hehe, is that the something that ye didn't state? ;)

Anyway...

AGGGDKJSDJFSJDKFG!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

MILLARD YOU DID IT!!! DANCE FOR JOY MY DEAR SHINING LIGHT YOU DIIIIIIDDDDDD IIIIIITTTTTTTT!!!!! XD XD XD XD XD XD PRAISE ELLOS!! YOU DID IT MILLARD! Can you feel the overwhelming achievement?! I can, and I'm halfway 'cross the country! XD GOOOOO MILLLARDDDD!!!!!! YAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!! SOCKS SOCKS SOCKS! :O Y'know, whisper is friends with socks... YOU OWN NANOWRIMO MILLARD!!! OWNAAAAGEE!!! XD

By the way ;) ye are number one. ;) ;) Moahahaha. XD

Jake said...

^_^

I forgot pie. :P

SA WHERE'S THE PIE!? WE NEED TO CELEBRATE! :O

pie
^_^

Squeaks said...

*stares at screen in awe and then realizes and gets to feet*

WAAHOOOOOOOOO YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!! WOOT WOOT FOR MILLARD!!

*joins Jake in celebration* CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your first ever novel...that's so awesomely awesome!! !

When do we get an excerpt?? XD


I knew you could do it!! And lookie lookie!! 15 days in and your FINISHED! *throws confetti and sneezes*

CONGRATS CONGRATS

RABBIT! *runs away as rabbit chases me to get the confetti in my hand*


signed with socks,

Squeaks.

Storyteller said...

Well done, Millard!!!! That is so exciting!!! What are you planning to do with your amazingly awesome story???

And... why didn't you tell me you had a blog?!?

Pingpong said...

Congrats Mill(lil bro). I need you could do it. I just never saw you as an author growing up. Glad you haven't pursued that used car salesmanship I saw in your future those many years ago. :)

Jake said...

Hey Storyteller! :D :D Ye are on the blogosphere! :)

ROFL, Pingpong. XD

*eats pie*

Millard of Swiftstorm said...

Is feeling the warm fuzzies from across the nations.

Thanks guys, yall are too nice to me :D


@Jake...Well yes..but that's not what i was thinking ;) Look at the picture of me again..what it "says". :P

Hint:I had this post written last night and was ready to post it..then...'it' happened.

Eagles Wings said...

WHHOOOOOOO!!!!! CONGRATS MILLLARRDD!!!! Awesome job, love the socks.

You'll have to let me read it sometime!!!

I'll be looking for it at the bookstores :P

Jake said...

Your computer messed up...and ye had to rewrite something? The original count was 50124. :)

Millard of Swiftstorm said...

YYEESSS! I had it done last night, then I lost the last three K!!

I re-wrote it this morning, much better off tis now. But entirely depressing last night :P

Brianna said...

Congratulations!!

whisper said...

Millard! CONGRATULATIONS! I dozen hearty "HUZZAH"s! My Mom read this post and was very proud of you and happy for you, as am I. :) What a great and glorious triumph, despite even that final setback that sent you reeling back behind the finish line... your success was all the greater for it. :)

When you're a world-famous novelist and your book is in every single bookstore in the country and thrice as famous as the infamous "Twilight" ever was and everyone who doesn't know your name is considered an uncultured imbecile, I will say with pride that I had the monumental pleasure to write alongside you. :) Heh, those wars were so much fun. Though I have not yet triumphed in NaNo, I am quite confident that I would never be afloat now (word-count wise) without those fantastic word wars.

Hark sends you enthusiastic congratulations and is "ever so muchly" happy for you! :) Both of us are desperately eager to read your story and hope that someday - preferably SOON - we will have the immense pleasure of reading it.

Even as I speak, Hark is wandering throughout the house, exclaiming excitedly how insanely cool it would be to read your tale.

Jubilation and confetti,
-whisper

Star-Dreamer said...

So awesome millard!!!!!!!! You did it! You did it, you did it, you did it, you did it, you did it!!!!!!!!!!! *random hugs* :D

Millard of Swiftstorm said...

Thanks for the awesome encouragement Brianna, Whisper, Star-Dreamer! I can't wait to cheer the other Nanofinshers over!!