Friday, 26 November 2021

NaNoWriMo Got You Down?






Joy? Ease? Flow?

What have I missed here? What's it been like for you?

Exactly how has your NaNoWriMo* been going?

Have you just completed that first draft of your spectacular, genre crushing, New York Times bestseller yet?

How close are you to completing your 50,000 word novel?

50,000 words!

That's all you need to write in order to conquer, dominate and stomp all over NaNoWriMo. And it doesn't even need to make any sense.

50,000 words.

1,667 words each day over a period of 30 days.

Sure, 50,000 words might seem like a lot to write and get done. Especially if you've been hovering around the 2,000 words mark, or so, for most of November.

If that's the case, you've got A LOT of catching up to do. Good luck. Time is ticking - November is almost done.

If you've completed your NaNoWriMo: well, congratulations to you. You've earned the right to be smug and boast about it on your favourite writers' hangout online.

If you're close to completing... then get cracking. Get yourself over that finish line. Come on Buttercup - there's so much gloating to be enjoyed.

Regardless of the NaNoWriMo category you fit into the world NEEDS your creativity; the world needs your contribution.

The world NEEDS your unique perspective and your approach to this wonderful thing you do of expressing yourself.

The world needs your novel.

Do whatever it takes to get those words written.

1,667 words per day. You can do this!

NaNoWriMo is a glorious movement. It has inspired an inordinate amount of authors and wannabe authors.

NaNoWriMo doesn't have to take place only in November.

It can be every month. Better yet, it can be every day.

Since you're serious about getting good at writing I urge you to make YOUR NaNoWriMo EVERY DAY!

Regardless of your experience of the actual NaNoWriMo this year, you can dominate the fook out of it going forward. Work on your writing muscle and turn it into a discipline or a habit you get flex every day.

It's not difficult. It's not impossible.

Simply get that rear in your writing seat and write, write, write.

Like I mentioned, the world needs your contribution. It needs it a lot sooner than you'd expect.

Now stop procrastinating and get writing.

*NaNoWriMo = Aah! That glorious time of the year, National Novel Writing Month, every November when hundreds of thousands of authors commit to complete a 50,000 word novel. It's a flurry of creativity, inspiration and community. Some writers nail down their 50,000 words of a rough draft, eventually going on to publish their polished novels with a traditional publisher... whilst others fall by the way side, sidelined by the distractions of life. This wonderful madness has been going on since the very first NaNoWriMo in 1999, starting out with just 21 crazy people hungry enough to get their novels written.

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