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NaNoWriMo 11/26 Can I Give Up Now?

Absolutely NOT!

In an interview Baty says:

Don’t walk away from it now.
     “If you’re thinking of giving up now because your book is an irredeemable piece of crap,” Baty warns, “know that every writer you admire has stood in the same spot you are now, struggling with self-doubt and the sinking feeling that their book is a total disaster.” 162 more words


NaNoWriMo 11/25 Batyisms

The words of our Trailblazer

Above my desk there hangs a NaNoWriMo poster that features the words of Chris Baty. Here are a few of those words, in no particular order. 190 more words


NaNoWriMo 11/24 Thirty-five Thousand

“The only thing remotely close to the emotional elation of hitting 50,000 words is reaching 35,000 words…. Thirty-five thousand words is where you get your third wind, and the writing from here on out will remind you of those breezy, blissful days of week one.” (pp. 12 more words


NaNoWriMo 11/23 Words For Week 4

A few words from Chris Baty (You won’t see my words today, I’m trying to catch up!)

“Dear Writer,
     This is where it all comes together. 185 more words


NaNoWriMo: 11/17 Getting to "The End"

“The goal here is to have your 49,999th word be ‘The’ and your 50,000th word be ‘End.’ ” (pg. 134)

“Now is a perfect moment for you to put word count issues aside, size up your story, and figure out how close you are to The End. 299 more words


Clever with the Word Count.

As previously mentioned in my last blog post, I had every intention of participating in the 2014 run of National Novel Writing Month, or as the I’ve been informed the kids are calling it these days, The NaNos. 1,638 more words

NaNoWriMo: 11/16 Word Count Woes - Secret Weapon!

You’ve arrived at the dawn of week three. You may or may not be where you want to be in terms of word count, but at this point you can still make and execute a plan that has you crossing the finish line by sunset on day 30. 280 more words