When I started out the NaNoWriMo challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November, a difficult challenge in itself but attempting this whilst working full time and suffering from chronic migraines, I had no idea if I would be able to do it or not.
The most important thing for me to ensure, was that I didn't push myself in attempting it and cause more migraines because of it.
This was assisted by the fact I had a week of holiday booked from work during November, but migraine thwarted half of that week for me even.
Over the course of the month, there were only 6 days where I wasn't able to write anything at all though, so through managing to write through pain on many of the days and managing to catch up the 7000 words I had fallen behind on the final day, I'm happy to say that I managed to write 50,035 words in total!
My story is about a young lady called Laura Layton who becomes the superhero called Striker. She suffers from migraines and has to contend with this when she is crime-fighting.
I haven't quite finished the story yet but it will be finished in the next week or so and you can read it for yourselves at either amateur-writing.com or at my NaNoWriMo livejournal page.
Most importantly, I only undertook this difficult challenge to raise money for migraine research and support at The Migraine Trust. My motivation through the whole month and especially on that final day when I needed to write that mammoth 7000 words, was to raise money for this important cause. Please, if you can spare anything at all, I'd be very grateful if you could sponsor my NaNoWriMo feat. If you are one of the wonderful, generous people who have already sponsored me, thank you, you made it all worthwhile!