NaNoWriMo day 13

We are officially thirteen days in, and nearly half way through the month!

How is everyone doing so far? Are you starting to feel burned out, or losing motivation? It’s a long haul, I know. I have friends who won’t do the challenge solely based on the fact that they would burn out and never finish the 50,000 words.

I’m nearing my approach at 50,000 words. I plowed through the first week with high word counts, and I’m starting to slow down now. Not necessarily from lack of motivation, but, well, starting to feel a bit burned out. I know I’ll reach the 50,000 words, I know I can get there, and I plan to continue even after I reach that goal. I want to see how much I can get done by the end of the month. If I’m lucky, I’ll finish the entire rough draft of the manuscript, but I can’t be certain. I need the push and motivation in order to really reach that goal.

Anyway, I hope everyone is finding a second wind if you’re needing an extra boost. Just remember, you’ve still got lots of time to reach that 50,000 word goal, and I know you can do it. All first timers are seeing the drive for themselves, and all writers who have done the challenge again and again, know how to push themselves when they start slowing down. It’s a marathon, a long haul, but it’s doable, and I know you can all get there.

Remember that once November is done and the challenge ends, you have the chance to take a break before editing. Editing, in my opinion is far more tedious than the writing itself, and much more time consuming.

Okay, I’ve rambled on enough. Keep going! Writers, you’ve got this!


About rachelsparling

I'm a writer working on a manuscript for a novel. I love to write and I've been doing it for 17 years. Through several story ideas I have figured out what works and what doesn't, and I've learned a lot about myself and my writing style. I love to read and escape to many different worlds. I've also learned a lot about good writing and bad writing through both reading a lot and acquiring an education in English literature, and becoming an ESL teacher. I enjoy filming and photographing all sorts of things and putting together short documentaries and videos. I love my camera.
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