A great writer reveals the truth even when he or she does not wish to.
Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void but out of chaos.
I love NaNoWriMo. Having a goal, a deadline, and a sense of community with other participants is a great feeling. But NaNoWriMo can become an all-consuming beast, and that’s not a healthy state for creatives.
Instead of letting NaNoWriMo become your one and only priority this November, here are some ways to make time for your other hobbies and still hit your writing goals.
We’re halfway to November and here comes the NaNoWriMo peer pressure. Everyone else is doing it, so maybe you’re feeling obliged to give it a go, even though you find the concept of writing 50,000 words in a single month absolutely terrifying.
While many writers find energy and inspiration from the thrill of a worthy challenge, this isn’t the route for everyone.
NaNoWriMo is still a fantastic tool for writers, regardless of how you use it! Here are some non-conventional ways you can repurpose NaNoWriMo for your own, more manageable, writing goals.
If it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would get done.
-Rita Mae Brown
In order to write the book you want to write, in the end you have to become the person you need to become to write that book.
“Ms. Johnson says there’s no such thing as writer’s block. She said it’s just your mind saying to your body, I ain’t trying to write that jive.”