OK, don’t freak out

I’ve been hearing from writer friends and e-friends who have decided to take the 50,000 word challenge (a.k.a. NaNoWriMo) and they’re freakin out already.

“Don’t concern yourself too much with how you are going to achieve your goal – leave that completely to a power greater than yourself. All you have to do is know where you’re going. The answers will come to you of their own accord, and at the right time.”

Earl Nightingale, 1921-1989, Syndicated Radio Announcer and Author

The whole theme of NaNo is to be free. Create. Go wild. Write without ceasing. Did I forget to mention the most important aspect of NaNo? NO EDITING IS ALLOWED.  I’m not kidding, we have people watching you and they will find out if you hit backspace, delete or cut – and the punishment is hefty fines and could lead to imprisonment.

Don’t worry, the words will come…



Need some comfort on the journey to NaNoLand? SUBSCRIBE to this blog and receive a piping hot post each time it’s scheduled to appear 🙂



Filed under emotion, goals, NaNoWriMo

4 responses to “OK, don’t freak out

  1. Don’t forget to add that you’re going to hate your book somewhere in the middle, and wish you hadn’t started. Just keep on going anyway.

    • Beth, you’re so right! Which is why it’s important to get involved with a local group of NaNo’ers, attend Write Ins, browse the NaNo chat rooms and read the weekly motivating letters sent from established authors!

  2. I’ve been absent for a while, but now I remember why I used to love this site. Thank you, I’ll try and check back more frequently. How frequently you update your web site?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s