Day 30: November 30th 2009 DAY THE FINAL
So, it's the last 24 hours.
And I have officially not made it.
I finished my play, but it's only 40 pages long--35 pages short of winning.
But, I still feel like I won.
Sure, NaPlWriMo says it's all about crossing the finish line--but I think the important finish line is not necessarily the 75 page finish line--there's something BIGGER at stake, if you can believe it.
What's important is that we created a community for such a solitary practice. We committed ourselves to working on a play and attempting to finish it. We gave ourselves the space for our practice--and that is something.
So I still feel like a winner, even though I don't get the nifty badge this year.
And you guys made me feel like a winner too! I am so glad I got to see everything you've done in the last 30 days. I am amazed at how tough and awesome all of you are. I really hope that you have had as much fun as I have. It's been hard, yes, but so worth it. So thank you for a wonderful year. I hope to see you all next year!
PS= In order to be a winner, you must upload your play to the site. Even if you don't want it to be public, it must be uploaded so we can verify the page count. To upload your play, just click on CREATE CONTENTS
Fill out the information and attach a file (pdfs are best but other formats are acceptable). Voilà!
Again, your play will not be public when you upload it. It is for verification only.
If you want your play to be public, email info at naplwrimo dot org after you've uploaded it.
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