Well, it’s over now.
If you won, congratulations! You never gave up, you powered through, you wrote a book! You’re a writer, and that’s something to be proud of. Go celebrate with Netflix or chocolate or, I don’t know, do whatever you want with your life.
Not all of us won, however. Here are some reasons you shouldn’t feel too bad about that:
1. I didn’t either, so you’re not alone. Yes, I’m not very happy about winning. Which is good, in its own way, because this is just going to motivate me further.
2. You started. That alone is pretty great. Pat yourself on the back. Right now. Do it.
3. You wrote. Yeah, so you didn’t hit the 50k. But you wrote. You created something out of nothing, even if it was only 5k words.
4. You can keep writing. What’s stopping you? Finish that book. Do it because you can.
5. Failure is fine, quitting is not. Yes, as difficult as it is, sometimes we must fail every so often. See, the problem is other people get discouraged by how great we are, so sometimes we just have to fail to make themselves feel better about themselves. Okay, okay, I’m kidding. But my point is that failing happens. So what? You don’t have to quit. You never do. Keep writing!
How’d your NaNoWriMo go for you if you participated? Even if you didn’t, tell me about your writing experiences. Feel free to leave some inspiration in the comments!
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