Monday, November 29, 2010

Novelist.

I just finished my stinky, mediocre novel that I wrote in 29 days flat. 50,179 words. 29 days. NaNoWriMo, I can't quit you. (Though I did three previous years.) This is my first completed year. The novel(ette) involves the unholy combination of the Khmer Rouge, alien abduction, peyote, ex-husbands, punk rock girls, the desert, coffeehouses, and ancient greek mythology.

This is the thing, I also painted a book through Leah's Art EveryDay Challenge, too, so I really created TWO books in one month. WHAT?!?! Are you kidding me? You called me an underachiever, Mr. Diehl, in senior Econ. Suck it, dude.

My mother sat here watching television while I called off the word countdown. 2000 words to go. 1500. 1000...and then, I was done. and I kept writing. I kept finishing my thought. That is what victory feels like. Sure, I crossed the finish line, but I am going to jog to my car too. I did lots of sprints this month with Amy, Ines and Kristin, and my friend Fisher, who appears in the novel as himself.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go on an overnight drunk, and in 10 days I'm going to set out to find the shark that ate my friend and destroy it. Anyone who wants to tag along is more than welcome. And by finding the shark that ate my friend, of course I mean, I am going to edit the shit out of this fucker, and try to make heads or tails out of it. Or I may never write again. Thank you all for the love.

16 comments:

  1. Hooray! You are awesome. I will come to your book signing.

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  2. Congratulations! Enjoy your bourbon, it is well earned. xo

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  3. Woo-hoo! Now do nonnanowrimoers get to read it?

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  4. Fuck YES! Well done love! Please, please, please let me read it. Pretty please?

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  5. Word! You are my official overachieving, creating-like-a-mofo hero! Can't wait to read it . . . so when's that gonna happen?

    Enjoy the cocktails :)

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  6. angie = rockstar. For reals.

    There should be a website dedicated to people telling jerky senior high teachers to suck it. Hey Mrs. Shay, you can go suck it too.

    So yeah, when/where will be the big unveil?? You can tease with an opening sentence like the one you leaked out earlier this week and just let us SIT HERE?! That's not fair.

    Seriously, congrats. You've had a busy November.

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  7. Bravo, Angie! Wish I could tip some back with you - enjoy!

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  8. Suck it, Mrs. Hensley!
    ...
    Well, actually, she was probably right about me.
    ...
    Suck it anyway!

    What a feat, Angie. I am in serious awe because I'm not even sure how many threats you're posing these days (writer, painter, editor, bourbon-drinker, motherer, and so on).

    I'm hoping we get a chance to read the novel soon. Is it nap time yet (for you, I mean)?

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  9. You are incredible!! Way to go my friend, congrats!

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  10. Sounds amazing! I would really love to read it! I am inspired to give it a go next year too!

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  11. Angie, I feel so blessed to have met you, I admire you for making it this far and appreciate all of you sweet and brutally honest words. I was given the Cherry On Top Blog Award, and want to pass it along to you. Check out my latest post when you get a chance and spread the love xo

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