I can’t believe it! After 28 days of writing and thinking and writing some more, I’ve won the National Novel Writing Month challenge! 50,000 words in 30 days may sound scary, but it was actually really fun! Thanks for everyone who encouraged me, especially my family for keeping me on track! “A Day in the Live(s) of Whitaker Riley” is ready for editing, and I am excited to see what this rough draft will grow into in the months to come. And to my fellow WriMos: If you’ve finished, congratulations! Celebrate! Good work! If not: You can do it! Keep going! And even if you don’t finish, what you’ve done is extraordinary, and you have the beginnings of something great before you. Don’t give up! Here’s to NaNo of 2010… may it be just as great!