In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Proud.”

When was the last time someone told you they were proud of you?


On July 31, 2015, I completed my participation in the month-long Camp National Novel Writing Month “aka CampNaNoWriMo” I finished my first short novel, and the experience was enjoyable.

When I validated my word count and uploaded my certificate of participation, I threw my arms into the air and yelled, Yes!
I received congratulatory comments from my online cabinmates, and I thanked them immensely for recognizing my completion.

I’’m proud of myself for dedicating the time to outline a story idea, develop characters and their personalities. I’m currently revising, editing and looking forward to sending an email of my novel to an editor.

I’m never expecting an acknowledgment from anyone when I have planned to accomplish a task, I begin.

By Expedition Nomadic Adventurer

As a retiree travel blogger touring the US, voicing my wisdom, opinion, and thoughts about the retirement lifestyle and life in general. I'm an aspiring pre-published indie author of baby boomer romance and adventures with a whimsical comedic side. I photograph wildlife and landscapes, mountain, biking, kayaking, hiking, and backpacking. I travel the back roads and highways of America, Canada, and Mexico, documenting my adventures via print and photography.

21 thoughts on ““Proud, CampNaNoWriMo Winner””
  1. Congratulations! Well done! blessings, denise

  2. Congrats. You have many reasons to be proud of yourself.

    1. Yes, I do, thank you Indira!

  3. I’m proud of you too! Congratulations! I wish you much success <3

    1. Thanks Serena, I’m really excited and looking forward to the coming months.

      1. I’m sure you will do great, and I’ll be the first to read your novel once published 🙂

        1. Why thanks Serena,

  4. Congratulations!!

    1. Thanks Pam!

  5. Congrats! I am proud of you too….keep the positive outlook and always move forward. You can accomplish anything you wish…God Bless. Mary Lou

    1. Thank MLou,

  6. Bravo!

    1. Thanks Scott!

  7. Way to go! 👍 I hope to have the opportunity to read your novel!

    1. I look forward to my blogging community reading.

  8. Way to go!!!! I have seen that challenge around, and I have considered trying to finish my novel. First, though, I need to get it all on to the computer. I only have it on hard copy. I started writing it back in 1984. I hope I can get that done when by the time it comes around next time.

    1. Thank you. The National Novel Writing Month webs is where you begin to discover the three events held during the year. Two camps, in April & July. While November is the dedicated to actually writing a novel. Check out the links below for more information​. Good luck!

      1. Thank you very much!

  9. Congratulations, that’s a great achievement. I’m looking forward to reading it 🙂

  10. How cool is that? Congratulations 🏆

    1. Oh thank you! 🙂

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