First and foremost, you have my admiration for undertaking this challenge. I wish you success and will be cheering you along from the sidelines.
Secondly, I wrote this post to provide a little encouragement for each day of the challenge. I hope it is of benefit.
30 Thoughts for 30 Days
- A prerequisite of success is believing that you will succeed.
- Only you can project your imagination's content into mine.
- You owe it to yourself to prove to yourself that you can do it.
- The knowledge and experience you gain from this endeavor can be gained no other way.
- A prolific writer prioritizes writing time.
- The words you write today may well be someone's inspiration tomorrow.
- Remember Dune. Fear is the mind killer. Accomplishments breed confidence.
- This is your story. Only you can do it justice.
- Foster creativity and determination in equal measure.
- Every word you write is an investment. It's one word closer to finishing the book and to publication. Even words you cut are a learning experience.
- Your strength as a storyteller builds with every word you write.
- Discover when you're most productive and make that time available.
- Spend time with those things (or people) that inspire you.
- Put away your thesaurus until December.
- Measure your success by courage and effort, not distance.
- Achievement without challenge is hollow.
- Self-discipline is the result of self-determination.
- A writer's mettle is revealed when the goal seems unattainable.
- Someone, somewhere, sometime will enjoy the words you're about to write.
- Inspiration grows best in the soil of desire and determination.
- Create your world so readers can vacation there.
- Don't berate yourself for falling. Falling is acceptable. Refusing to get back up isn't.
- Progress (and a novel) is made one word at a time.
- Words have power. When written, that power is eternal.
- The only time an effort truly fails is when the effort was never made.
- Your future is determined by the dreams you choose to pursue.
- Create now. Edit later.
- Accepting this challenge was a choice. Completing it is also.
- Reward yourself for your accomplishments. You've earned it.
- Wonderful things begin when writers make it to "The End."
- How to Train Your Muse
- Thus Saith the Muse (particularly commandments 1, 2 and 10)
- You Might Be a Muse Abuser If...
- To Blazes With the Formula
- Curse of the Time-Starved Writer
I invite everyone, NaNo participants or not, to add their own words of encouragement to those brave writers rising to this challenge.