NaNoWriMo is in full swing!
I would LOVE to be participating but I can't :( This month is already overwhelmingly full (as in, I am busy every day for the next few weeks), and committing to 50K words would only irritate me, knowing I would NEVER be able to accomplish the challenge. But, I will be writing this month. My goal is to just crank out as much writing as I can, for nothing in particular. The novel I'm currently working on is just for fun; I don't even know what it's about yet, but I just keep writing it XD I haven't done much writing since last November, quite honestly, and I really need to get back into the habit. So I will write random things.
But I have done NaNoWriMo before, and it's a challenge, indeed! So here's my blessing to those of you who have taken up the sword/pen, and embarked on this mission.
I salute you for your bravery, zeal, and commitment. You have decided to challenge your skill, time, and the impossible.
50,000 is a big number. You know that, and I know that. Are you crazy for attempting it? Yes. But the satisfaction at the end is worth the madness at the beginning. The middle is the very hardest; you will get stuck, you will want to give up, you will run out of chocolate and overdose on caffeine, BUT YOU MUST PUSH ON.
Your story needs to be told, and only you can do it.
As you fight for the telling of your story, your biggest enemy is your own self. The little voice inside of your head will tell you to give up. It will tell you that you are writing garbage. It will tell you to turn around and fix the grammar and spelling mistakes, just to get you sidetracked and make you waste time. You must not listen. You must keep your eyes on the finish line and run straight forward, stopping for none—not even your own voice.
You can not do this alone, but there are many more writers on the same battlefield. There are shoulders to lean on, and others you must aid. You must seek help and you must give it. You will find relief here on my blog, and the blogs of other writers. You can find it in the NaNoWriMo forums. Wherever you seek refuge is your choice, but you must make sure you seek!
Lastly, I remind you of the importance of your mission. Remember the significance of this story to you, and the readers of the future. Remember your characters, and what they mean to you. The morals, and what they have taught you and what they will teach others. Remember the hardships and victories woven into your plot--even as your characters must push through, so must you!
Do not give up. Go. Write.