Well, it’s official! After managing a final 4,618 words between yesterday and today, I took Transitions to a rough completion and exceeded the 50,000 word requirement by 1,552. See my certificate: NaNoWriMo-2014-Winner-Certificate.

The writing is rough, and the ending in particular needs a lot of work, but the framework is there. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and one of the things I will be giving thanks for is this accomplishment. Thanks to the NaNoWriMo project for motivating me, and encouraging progress along the way. And starting tomorrow I will focus on holidays and family and let Transitions sit for a while, so I can come back to it with fresh, hopefully creative eyes. With a lot of work and a little luck I will be shopping for an agent in early spring.

Woo-hoo! I am one happy (and relieved) writer!

About Dawn Essegian Lajeunesse

I, like so many others, am a novelist struggling for recognition. My last three novels, THE EYES HAVE IT, IN HER MOTHER'S SHOES and STAR CATCHING, are available in e-book format through Amazon and other formats by request here or on my website. AUTUMN COLORS was my first novel and is still available through Amazon and B&N in multiple formats. My early writings are women's fiction, one also suitable for YA. My work-in-progress is a historical fiction about the Armenians who settled in Troy, NY in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Come visit me at my website:
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