And Now For A Little NaNoWriMo Inspiration


For everyone struggling through NaNoWriMo

I bought Janet Evanovich’s book How I Write a few months back. I picked it up last night to peruse and found this very NaNo appropriate quote:

Don’t fall into the trap of rewriting chapter one until it’s perfect. And don’t discard everything you write halfway through because you’re sure it sucks. Writing stuff that sucks is part of the learning process!

– Janet Evanovich, How I Write

See, we all write crap. We are supposed to write crap. I feel so much better. I really am a writer! Who’d a thought?! 😉

And now a poem written just for you, from Moi

May your words always find you
May your writing be swift
May your characters be lively
And with a little bit of kick

May your fingers be nimble
As you type night and day
May your story be wondrous
Carrying your readers away

May your thesaurus prove true
With words fantastic to read
May your dictionary prevail
Providing words that you need

May you sit back and relax
When December 1 rolls around
Accomplished and rewarded
Your 50,000 words written down

And when it’s all over
A joyous smile will creep
You did it, you won
Now it’s time to sleep!

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10 Responses to And Now For A Little NaNoWriMo Inspiration

  1. Anne, you are hilarious and so clever! This is just the burst of inspiration I needed. I’m trying to write today but I’m already bored with my novel – which isn’t a good sign! 😛
    .-= Heather Kephart´s last blog ..Comment on Do you think the Amazon toy list ad looks okay? by Heather Kephart =-.


    I am glad you enjoyed my little poem. Maybe all of those showers are paying off and I am starting to retain some creative thoughts post-shower! 😀

    Whenever I start to get bored I start on something else. Try doing something out of character. Even if it doesn’t fit your story now, maybe it will cause some other thoughts to jar loose and you will find a renewed sense of plot. You are doing wonderfully with your word count and 1/4 of the month is behind us. You can do it! [think Tony Little and The Gazele]

  2. GREAT poem, Anne.

    I usually think what I am writing is crap. I still can’t accept when others tell me I’m a funny and passionate writer. But I have been writing since I was a child; it’s who I am. I live, I breathe, so I must write it all down.
    .-= Shan @ Last Shreds Of Sanity´s last blog ..Shan’s Week ~ End Wordles =-.


    @Shan @ Last Shreds Of Sanity, Thank you! :)

    I think we all think our writing is crap. We are definitely our own worst critics. I am finally starting to let go a little and accept that while I may not be a bestseller [yet], I am a writer.

  3. Lovely poem! It made me feel good. I think this is something we ought to read everyday to remind us about our nanowrimo challenge.

    .-= Zorlone´s last blog ..Crossroads =-.


    Thank you Z!

    I had fun writing it and thought it would be a good way to keep our spirits up and remember the reward that awaits. No, not the 50,000 words, but sleep! 😉

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