Last night I was regretting my decision to sign up for NaNoWriMo, that’s National Novel Writing Month for those of you who aren’t familiar with the acronym. It’s an annual event where participants gather online to support each other in writing an entire 50,000 word novel during the month of November. It sounds pretty daunting, doesn’t it? I started to have reservations about my ability to tackle this seemingly insurmountable task. As the doubts started to creep in, I was visited by several writers far wiser than I will ever be.
Me: What was I thinking? How can I possibly write 50,000 words in thirty days? That’s 1,667 words per day, every day!
“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”
Me: [looks around the room for the source of the spoken words] Who said that?
A miniature Stephen King, standing less than…
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