Good evening! I DID IT! 60293 WORDS IN 30 DAYS! What an AMAZING way to complete a 30-Day novel writing challenge by exceeding the goal I set for myself. I refused any distractions to stay on track to claim this prize – #NaNoWinner2015 – the progress I have made in year 3 is the result of writing daily all year. Being a winner of this 30-Day challenge validates my writing ability. Being a winner AND exceeding my goal of 55000 words is evidence of how much I loved my characters in this year’s novel. They began to challenge me in Scene 1 and continued to challenge me all the way to “THE END” and I loved every minute of it! They kept me on my toes – when I wanted to go in one direction – especially one character – always wanted to take me down another path…all I could say was, “You’re leading and I am following – I have no clue where you are trying to take me but I am along for the journey! And at the end of the story – I applaud each of my characters – especially the one who took me around curves and over mountains (metaphorically speaking, of course). I began this story with a seed of an idea – I ended my story transformed into a better person with a new perspective on life – who knew that my characters in this novel would have such an impact on me! This has been a very valuable 30-Day challenge for my writing and my life! It truly is a new day for me!