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Seven things I learned from NaNoWriMo

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  This year was my first attempting National Novel Writing Month’s great 50k words in 30 days challenge. I’ve been hanging around on the sidelines wondering if I have what it takes for several years now, and abruptly—here in the middle of my senior year of college—I decided it was my time.   And I did it. I actually surpassed 52k on November 30 th , claiming my official win plus. My odds actually hadn’t been that great. If I was like a lot of participants, attempting their first novel, I doubt that I could have done it. But even if I hadn’t been able to pull it off, I think it would have been well worth the try, because doing something that extreme teaches you things.   So, without further ado, here’s what I learned on the front lines of NaNoWriMo. 1.     I learned how to save images I edited in Photoshop so that the internet would acknowledge their existence . Big revelation. I figured out how to do this when saving my cover image for my NaNo novel. You “save for the