Happy Tuesday, Cyberspace!!! Today is a very important day in all the days of Writerdom, and if you’ve been following my blog (or any other writing blog for that matter), then you’ll know exactly what today is.
And if you still do not know what NaNoWriMo is, then let me give you the dictionary definition once again.
National Novel Writing Month
- a competition against oneself to write 50,000 words of a book in the 30 days of November.
- a competition in which writers from all over the world try not to go mentally insane whilst dowsing their problems with a problematic excess of candy and hot chocolate and slipping into a sugared coma just to keep writing.
(You should really try to remember it this time.)
Anyway! Today is the day that we’ve all been waiting for. It is the day when Halloween is over
and the Christmas trees go up NaNoWriMo officially begins. My guess is that you’ve probably already written a couple hundred words by now. Maybe a thousand. (If you’ve already reached your goal then I am very jealous of you and you owe me some hot chocolate with whipped cream.)
But for those of you who may already be feeling the sting of writer’s block, my writerly advice today is for you.
First of all, write this story for you. Not for that person that can’t wait to read it once it’s done. Not for that person that thinks your the greatest writer since sliced cheese.
sliced cheese truly was a wonderful writer
Not for your family, not for your friends, not for the people who you want to impress. Don’t even write it to be published someday.
Write it for you. Only you. And write it because that is what you love.
To create. To inspire.
Your goal today is not to write 50,000 words. Today, your goal is to write 1,667 words, and then you do it again tomorrow. Do not focus on the end goal; focus on today.
Write. Put words to the page, and don’t get up until you physically cannot write another word. Today, do not focus on the blockage in your mind, but focus on the abundance of dreams in your heart. Let your heart tell this story today. Let yourself be swept from this world and transported into another. Today is a day of beginnings. Sense it. Feel it. Breath it all in.
And then write.