NaNoWriMo 2015 | Conclusion 

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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NaNoWriMo Update | Week 2 + 3

I kept up with my current novel WOOHOOOO!

Sure, I’m super far behind at 13,132 words. But I’m writing. That’s what counts. 

Week 2

Week 2 is when I really started to get my writing mojo back up. The Stephanie Perkins pep talk GAVE ME LIFE. I let go of all the stress because Hakuna Matata and just began to write. It’s actually been really fun! I’ve been reading all the pep talks and just loading myself with inspiration.

And yes, I’ve been taking more breaks than I should. I’M ONLY HUMAN OKAY.

Week 3

Yep. Still taking more breaks than I should.

This week I really got into the word sprints and writing prompts from NaNoWriMo, and they’re super helpful and super fun! 

It’s definitely be a long shot to winning, but anything’s possible! And if I don’t win, it really doesn’t matter. You know why? Because NaNoWriMo has caused me to write more than I’ve ever written in one story. I’m always flipping and flopping around, but this month I’ve already gotten so far and I’ve written so much. 

AND I NEVER QUIT. That’s the most important message of NaNoWriMo. That’s all that really counts.

I’ve been having a good time, but I am a little relieved that November is ending soon. I’ve been missing reading and writing on my blog, and when  I’m not being a crappy, lazy writer, I’ve been writing my novel.

Will I keep writing if I don’t win? Yes. I don’t care if it takes me five years. I don’t care if I never edit it or publish it or anything. But I will finish it.

HELPFUL TIP: Struggling for motivation? Google Gordon Ramsey.

Any advice? Input? Thoughts? I’d love to hear from you!