We are officially over the half-way mark of November, and for you wrimoers, that means halfway through your novel. With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, it’s going to be easy to get sidetracked and fall behind. Or this may have already happened, as life gets in the way. Just remember: it’s okay.
For days when you feel discouraged, breath in and take some advice from your favorite writers. Today’s featured author is Anton Chekhov: “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
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NaNoWriMo advice from a fellow author. Chuck Wendig offers some refreshing and witty advice for writers from the perspective of someone who’s made it in the publishing world, hosted on his website Terrible Minds: “NaNoWhoNow? NaNoWriMo Dos and Don’ts.”
Here’s an excerpt: “Writing a novel is having a baby. A lot of pushing and pulling, and by the time you’re done the floor is covered in blood and amniotic fluid, and then somebody’s got to shove a bulb up somebody’s nose to clean out all the snot, and then there’s the crying, and then you have to pay for college.”
Even if you don’t hit your word count, the NaNoWriMo challenge will benefit you. Hear from Bustle’s Emma Cueto and why she thinks NaNoWriMo matters even if you don’t get a full draft out of it: “NaNoWriMo Made Me a Better Writer, and Here’s Why I’ll Always Love It.”
Take a peak inside the article: “NaNoWriMo isn’t about getting published. Anyone who thinks it’s remotely productive to think about publication while writing a book has probably never finished one. Writers write because they like to write. People who are crazy enough to commit to NaNo do it because they want to, because they want a challenge or because they enjoy the act of writing or because they need an excuse and a community to help jump start them into writing again.”
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That’s all for today, Cobblers. Get to writing or reading, or if you’re me, listening to Adele on repeat.