Sunday, November 30, 2014

NaNoWriMo 2014: Day 30



We're here, we did it, all of it, most of it, maybe just some of it. Who the fuck cares, we survived 2014's NaNoWriMo with some of our skin, a few of our teeth, and no bones protruding out of us. I consider that a success.

The last day has been reserved for cheer and a boost of confidence. Here are a few activities you can do to help yourself out: give yourself a thumbs up in the mirror, pretend to make-out with yourself in the mirror, take a nice shower, go to a nice restaurant, ride your servants like cattle, but things from the store you don't need but desperately want (I'm buying video games!).

Feel better? I sure do, because I have some video games I'm going to engorge on in December. You might be one of those people who haven't reached 50,000 words. Guess what? Still do those things mentioned above, or get down with you bad self in your own way. Be creative.

Embrace the moments where you can celebrate, and not being a "NaNoWriMo Winner" doesn't change an iota of it. We love to write, or else we wouldn't be here. You wouldn't be reading blog posts about it. You'd be working your boring job, planning for something fun in the weekend, and that would be your routine.

If you're reading this, you're ahead of the curve. If you wrote one thousand words all month, that's more than most people will do in a year. You want to be an author. Remember, it's difficult, it's slow, and people will try to damper your spirits. This path is going to be a challenge. Maybe not so much physically, but it will try you mentally.

Seek out places that will assist and motivate you. Find blogs that won't generalize others with a demeaning blanket. It will be those places throughout the year that will keep you going.