A NaNoWriMo Pep Talk

You’re doing fine. You’re doing well.

If you’re doing your best, that’s enough.

You should not compare yourself to other people, yet you still do. Don’t be bitter. Don’t be jealous. Use their accomplishment as your motivation. 

It’s not about the word count. It’s not about the end result. It’s about something so much more. Something greater than just a number.

Remember those days when you wrote freely? Without limitations and rules? Do you remember how fun it was? How much you enjoyed yourself?

Back then it was about the process. The creative process. So very difficult but also enjoyable. You failed. You learned. You allowed yourself to create worlds and characters without unnecessary critical judgement.

So get back to that. Get back to writing for yourself.

Because if you don’t, no one else will.

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18 thoughts on “A NaNoWriMo Pep Talk

      1. I wish I could say I kept writing, but I stalled after the first day. But that’s thanks to a lot of working and a lack of time alone. Maybe next year.

      1. Because we’re approaching the holidays, and I’m trying to give them one last chance to pull up their grades, this cheerleader is behind on the NONAMU whatever game… I am reading your posts, however and KNOW you can do it, girlfriend!

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