I start today by saying goodbye to a very dear icon of Elon University, Dr. James Earl Danieley. Former President of the University, beloved professor and instilled in the hearts of all who have passed through Elon for 70 incredible years, Dr. Danieley’s charisma, presence and passion will be missed but will continue to live on. Between violence back home, Dr. Danieley’s passing today, and the raging fires in Gatlinburg, TN (also near home) there has been so much sadness this week alone, much less for all of 2016. At some point there has to be a silver lining. A bright light in all of the darkness. Like we talked about before, sometimes it’s the Little Victories that get us through.
I have an announcement: I did it! I really did it. Don’t believe me? Take a gander here:
That my friends is what pops up when you copy in your story and it validates that elusive 50,000 word count (You better believe I am buying that t-shirt). I was so worried I wouldn’t make it with only 2 days left but I put on the new Shawn Mendes album after “Treat you better” got stuck in my head and I hit my stride.
It was hard. It was rough. I didn’t think I’d make it. I still can’t believe I did. It literally took me 4 years to finish the last story I started during NaNoWriMo but I was determined to do it this time. My story is actually far from over but I’m to a really exciting part where I feel like the story is finally moving somewhere. Now I can really take my time to develop it and make something out of it.
Since you stuck it out with me, I will treat you to part of the story tomorrow. Maybe in association with #1lineWed (the theme is Door so we’ll see what I can work with there).
All I know is I’m grinning so wide, my face hurts and I almost cried in triumph. In fact, I danced a little jig in this computer chair. With that my friends, loyal readers and fellow authors, I am going to bed finally. I don’t know about ya’ll but I’m exhausted.