That’s right, Duckies!! It’s November! For so many people, this month means Christmas preparations, turkey selections, and training for the biggest shopping marathons of their lives.
And then there’s the Nano-ers. For us, this month is the most exhilarating challenge of the year: Write a novel (50,000) within the month of November.
Why? Because we’re all insane. Obviously. In fact, right now, I’m all “Emelie, stop writing this blog post and just get back to your book. THIS IS WASTING PRECIOUS TIME.” But then the other side of me is all “Hey, stop being an asshole. You have to write for the duckies, too, and if you don’t,they’ll cry.” (In my head, you all cry when you miss me.)
Anyway, the reason I’m writing this is because if any of you are embarking upon this amazing writing challenge…
I BELIEVE YOU CAN DO IT.
BECAUSE YOU CAN DO THIS.
And when all else fails,
JUST KEEP WRITING.
So many people give up on NaNo because they think that what they write isn’t brilliant or wonderful or pulitzer prize worthy. Well, guess what, it’s supposed to be a first draft, so cut yourself some slack and JUST. KEEP. WRITING.
If you want to be my buddy on NaNo, find me under the name “Siv Samuelson” and I’ll totally buddy you back. This month, we need all the support we can get to power through the writer’s blocks.
You ready, duckies? Because I so think we’ve got this.