NaNoWriMo Motivation – Day 11

Day 11: There’s something magical about writing and being able to say you want to be a writer. But there’s a reason why many talk about it, but not everyone does it. The old adage, “if it were easy, everyone would do it” certainly applies here. Writing is not easy. It’s a solitary venture, with […]

NaNoWriMo Motivation – Day 10

  Day 10: Fear. It’s the other four letter F-word. It’s a word that prevents dreams from materializing and has brought down nations. But what if fear has been receiving a bad rap for all these years? It can be a powerful motivator, both good and bad. But what makes it bad for some, while […]

NaNoWriMo Motivation – Day 9

  Day 9: So if you’ve been able to keep up with your word count, you should be around the 15,000 word mark. As of right now, I sit at 10,457 words. I’m a bit behind the eight ball, but I’m not really worried about it. Why? Because while I’m going to do my best […]

NaNoWriMo Motivation – Day 8

Day 8: Last night after watching Shark Tank,┬ámy daughter asked me how those investors could give someone so much money without knowing whether or not they would get it back (in this case it was $700K). It seemed crazy to her. I told her that usually the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward and […]

NaNoWriMo Motivation – Day 7

Day 7: Today’s quote isn’t from a writer, but from one of the forefathers in business and entrepreneurship. Someone who knows how to keep going when things start to fray at the edges. Henry Ford knew what it took to fall down, lag behind, but pick himself up and keep moving. That kind of perseverance […]

NaNoWriMo Motivation – Day 6

  Day 6: I try to keep a notebook with me at all times. This is especially important during NaNo. Keeping something handy to get your thoughts down when you have them is a small but effective way to get those words in for the day. If a notebook isn’t feasible, try using the notes […]

NaNoWriMo Motivation – Day 5

Day 5: Leave the inner editor in its cage. What you write during NaNo is a first draft. Your ideas, your thoughts. Even well plotted, planned out thoughts will need improvement later. There’s a time and place for the editor to come out and play. But during the month of November, leave the editor alone. […]

NaNoWriMo Motivation – Day 4

Day 4: Writing is hard. A writing marathon is even harder. But it doesn’t have to be a terrible experience. Have some fun with it. Experiment, write outside the box. Sometimes going in another direction can refill that creative well. And to get to the finish line, you need to refill on the daily! Today’s […]

NaNoWriMo Motivation – Day 3

Day 3: We’re starting to settle in now. Regardless of whether you’re a pantser or a plotter, writing is a journey and an adventure. Keep writing and see where it takes you! Today’s Count: 5,001 words Happy Writing! Kim

NaNoWriMo Motivation – Day 2

Day 2 : We all have to remember when writing out these words that they don’t have to be perfect. No matter our process, we just need to get them out. Today’s count: 3,334 words Happy Writing! Kim