I don’t typically reblog anything. Much prefer guest posts and to actually write a post that features another post. But this one is good – really good. A MUST-READ for any author, writer, creative, person who has ever let Life-with-a-capital-L get in the way of his/her progress. Thanks for an amazing post, Shanan!
There’s no such thing as “ready”
by Shanan Winters
Welcome to November! By the time this post goes live, we’ll be one-third of the way into the month, and another several days closer to the end of 2015.Where did this year go? Am I right?
November is a big month for many fiction writers – National Novel Writer’s Month (or NaNoWriMo, as it’s more famously called) – kicks off on November 1st and continues through the end of the month. For those unaware, NaNoWriMo challenges us fiction writers to put down 50,000 (or more) words in a single month.
According to Chuck Wendig, this is a normal goal. It is attainable and perpetually sustainable no matter what month we’re in. Many of his points are spot-on, and the overall article provides a fairly comprehensive survival guide for pounding out a fairly large word count.
There are countless…
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