TaDah and NaNa!
Bette Midler had a great hit with her rendition of “Friends.” Friends are right up with there with dark chocolate, a good book (okay, a couple of those), and a sky of blue to make it through tough times.
It’s friends like you that saw me through NaNoWriMo this year. Yup, I just printed out my certificate. Tonight I punched in 50, 316 words and received my prize. I think I used up all our color ink cartridge printing it out. It’s a real pretty one this year.
Since my house is small, the hour late, and I’m all out of ginger ale, I will toss out a virtual “Happy NaNo Over Party.” You supply the hats and confetti on your end and I will supply the thank yous on this end.
If there were a NaNo Happy It’s Over and I Finished Party, and we all had the opportunity to step right up to the microphone, here’s what I would say:
“First of all, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to like my posts. That helped encourage me to keep going and it definitely brightened my day. Secondly, I enjoyed getting to know new bloggers and visiting new sites. Thirdly, what? My time’s up already? Phooey. Okay, really fast. I don’t know what I’ll do with my NaNo novel, but seeing how you hung with it, you’ll be the first to know if anything does happen with it i.e. published, sold the movie rights, t-shirts, bumper sticker quotes–the usual fame route.”
The last post Vera made was about the value of friends, and so here is a tribute about that very subject. Bettte surely knew what she was singing about: you got to have friends.