Ugly Words: NaNoWriMo Day 5

Great post, very inspiring for those of us who think their words are all going down the drain by December.

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NaNoWrIMo 2013

With National Novel Writing Month now in full swing, it can be tempting to look back on the 8,335 words (or more… or less) you’ve written and see how awful they are, ugly, just-hatched things that have yet to grow the wings and soft feathers that will turn them into majestic and cuddly beauties. It is easy to call it all garbage, to tell yourself that these words have no more value than last night’s dinner does today. Your plot might be fizzling out, your characters might be uncooperative, your fingers might hurt from the furious typing you’ve been putting them through. It’s easy to wonder why on earth you’re doing it all, and wouldn’t it be nice to just take a long nap?

But let’s take a step back.

What did we just say?

8,335 words. In just FIVE DAYS.

A mere six days ago, that number was zero…

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