It’s that time of year again! NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month. The objective is to write a novel of at least 50,000 words in one month. If you are unfamiliar with it, you can read more about it HERE.
At 2a.m. this morning, I began my 10th year of participating. I’m unsure of my plot. My characters have no names- unless “she” and “he” count. I’ve written over 300 words. Not bad for someone who likes to plan just a wee bit more than I have this time!
I find that quotes often give me a boost when I need it so I thought I would share some of my favorite words of encouragement from other writers. Whether you are taking part in the NaNo craziness or doing your own thing, I hope they inspire you to keep moving!
- “Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere.” -Anne Lamott
- “Don’t get it right, just get it written.” -James Thurber
- “You might not write well every day, but you can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.” -Jodi Picoult
- “Ideas aren’t magical; the only tricky part is holding on to one long enough to get it written down.” -Lynn Abbey
- “Writers are always anxious, always on the run–from the telephone, from responsibilities, from the distractions of the world.” -Edna O’Brien
And so November begins! I’m not sure how this will end but I’m determined to make to 50,000 words come hell or high water! Best of luck to my fellow participants!!
Happy November 1st!