Singing the NANOWRIMO Turkey Blues
November isn’t just for turkeys anymore. This month tens of thousands of writers take up the challenge to write fifty-thousand words in thirty days. The internet goes still as these valiant scribes moan, groan, and slave away
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right? You have 30 days to write and you need to produce 1.667 words each day to stay on your deadline. This seems impossible at the start.
But sweetie, this is the pace you need in order to write professionally. Unfortunately, with all of the other demands put on authors, blogs, social media, edits, and promotions—not to mention traveling, you need to keep at least the NANOWRIMO pace to meet your deadlines and to stay published
Eventually, your brain won’t feel like it is stuffed with cotton. Your hands will build muscles and won’t cramp after a long day at the keyboard. You’ll have thirty or forty stories waiting in the back of your brain. (You won’t feel like you only have the one.)
Keep at it. You can do it. I have faith in you.