NaNoWriMos Celebrate One Third Victory!

I can’t believe that over a third of the month has passed. I’m very sorry for not blogging more often, as had been my intention at the beginning of the month. This year has been a little different for me because of various things coming up that have prevented me from attacking my word count with quite as voracious an appetite as usual. 

But the most important lesson I’ve learned is this: don’t freak out and simply write on. 

It’s hard to believe that the perfectionist in me accepts this lesson, but it’s been the most liberating thing that’s happened to me in nine wrimos. Two days ago, I knew I simply would not have the time for my 3000 daily words, and a friend suggested that I write 1000 words. It would create some progress and not put me too far behind, making it fairly easy to catch up. The next day, I logged an embarrassing 300 words. However, today I wrote with purpose, calm and confidence and added nearly 3000 words to my novel! I didn’t chastise myself for the past two days. I merely picked up where I had left off and moved boldly into a new day. I’m probably the most pleased with my progress than I have been in many sessions. 

How do you conquer your time crunches? Just stay confident and don’t stop writing!  

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