I would like to share a picture with you:
This, my friends, is the graph that I see daily. The graph that rules my life right now. The graph that tells me whether I’m a successful human being or not. (Well, not actually.) As you can see, I’m still a little behind on my word count. But I’m catching up a bit each day, and with Thanksgiving break here, I’m confident in my ability (through God’s grace) to reach 50,000.
So what have I learned? Well, I think that my favorite thing about this November is that I’ve really made writing a PRIORITY. Even if my novel stinks (which it often does), even if my characters are flat (I must have forgotten the baking powder), even if I never even attempt to publish this manuscript, I’ve still had a ton of fun with this writing challenge. I’ve had a ton of fun making writing one of the most important things each day. Whether it’s driving to Panera Bread for a Caramel Latte and an hour pounding out words, or taking my laptop in the car so I can write while my mom drives me somewhere, I’ve just gotten really good at fitting writing into my crazy life. Which feels totally awesome.
So even if you’re not doing NaNo, or especially if you are, I’d love to hear ways that you keep writing a priority. And either way, I encourage you with this: the only thing you need to do to be able to call yourself a writer is to write.
Now, since this blog post is pretty short (don’t give me a hard time, I wrote 2,500 words already today), I thought I’d end with a video of one of my favorite YouTube people. It’s about NaNoWriMo. How about that.
I think that it gives a pretty good representation of what us Wrimos face this month. 🙂
Disclaimer: she pronounces NaNoWriMo incorrectly. It’s supposed to be wri like “write” and not wri like “ree.” But other than that it’s a super fun video.
Alright, guys. Go out and write this week!