To be honest folks, I’m not really feeling that up to blogging today. I received some bad news on Sunday and I guess it’s still affecting me a bit. That’s why this post is going to be short. I do apologise for that.
So, it’s week three of NaNoWriMo, day 16, and today you should be on 26,272 words (or more) by now. Don’t worry if you’re not! Keep going! As usual, check the bottom on the post for my word count. Hopefully things are coming together for you now, and you’re over the Second Week Slumps. And, more importantly, you’re excited about your story again!
Being excited about what you write is never a bad thing, especially in regards to NaNoWriMo. Being excited about your story means that the words flow faster, it means that you want to write, slash, work on it more. Being excited about your writing just makes the whole thing much more enjoyable and it makes the victories that much sweeter. Not just the victory of winning NaNoWriMo either, I mean, if you want to celebrate filling a notebook then you celebrate filling a notebook. If you want to celebrate using up a pen, then you do that! Hell, if you want to celebrate writing 500 words, then you bloody well do that too!
This doesn’t just apply to writing – get excited about all of your hobbies. Celebrate all the little victories. There’s too much misery in this world; we HAVE to celebrate things, no matter how small and/or insignificant those things might seem to other people. At the end of the day, when you set yourself a goal, it’s –your- goal, and, damn it, when you reach that goal it’s well within your rights to celebrate that!
And NEVER let anyone ever tell you otherwise.
For those doing NaNoWriMo – keep going, I know you can do it; I’m going to cheer you on every step of the way. For those not doing NaNoWriMo, remember to celebrate the little things in life and don’t give a damn about what everyone else thinks. Soldier on folks!
Until next time… Wait. That reminds me. There will be no blogs from any of us next week as we are graduating on Wednesday!
Until the week after,
Words in blog post: 380 words.
NaNoWriMo word count: 39,094 words.
Currently reading: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling (page 336 – of course this hasn’t changed, I’ve been writing!)