Well, it's been a strange three weeks. When Capathon began I had high hopes that other writers would post--even the NANO gang, whom I invited. My vision for CAP-athon was to be a place for writers during the month of November, to help each other stay on track by posting about our daily or weekly word counts, writing successes (and failures), etc.
We started out with a bang, and then lost a few posters along the way. However, for all of you who've hung in there during the past three weeks, as well as those who started out with the best intentions, I thank you for participating in the first ever, but official CAP-athon. There WILL BE another one next November as well, and maybe even every six months.
Our family already in the middle of a serious and (near-tragic) family "event" when CAP-athon started. We almost lost a family member. I doubted that I'd be able to participate much, and although I didn't get a lot of writing done, I DID make progress.
I'd been blocked on a project (actually, two books) after recieving some bad advice. One thing I learned is that I should have listened to my gut instinct and then make decisions that are not based upon someone else's personal experiences (or in this case, severely limited knowledge and expertise).
I became "unblocked" on an old project, and the ideas on how to improve it began to flow. I also realized that my first choice of a publisher long ago for a project has ALWAYS been the right one, despite the opinion of someone else.
So...all in all, I'd say CAP-athon has been a success. Some who've posted here have sold projects, completed projects and achieved phenomenal word counts.
This week, let's try to go out with a bang!