(Because you all totally want to know how things are going between me and camp Nano. Come onnnnnn. Admit it, you stalkers.) XP
Oh and just so you know, I made some updates to my What I'm Writing page. Feel free to check it out! *whispers* I added some info on the next project I am going to write mwahahahaha.
Camp Nano went a little better this week, starting on Tuesday. I hit my daily word goal for the first time in for-ever. *pauses to let everyone belt Frozen*
For the fiiiirst time in for-everrrrrrrrrr there'll be writing, there'll be liiiiiiiife!
Ehem. Anyway, for the first time in ... quite some time, I hit my daily word count. It was hard. And it took a lot. But I did it again on Wednesday. It's Thursday as I'm writing this up, since I won't be here Friday-Saturday, but hopefully I will hit my word goal tonight.
Any-whoooo. This lead to a revelation.
We writers are awesome.
Yeah, I already knew that. But I mean, we are like ... really awesome. Everyone just sit back and give yourself a pat on the back and revel in what a boss you are. Have some coffee and/or hot chocolate. Eat lots of junk food. You deserve it.
One word came to mind when I thought of just how awesome we are. No matter what kind of writer you may be, I think we all have this one trait in common.
Merriam-Webster describes perseverance as, "The quality that allows someone to continue trying to do something even though it is difficult."
Us writers? We don't give up. We don't abandon our books because
Us writers? We don't let failure or fear stop us. And if you are letting past failures or fear or *gasp* fear of failure *duh duh duhhhhhh!* stop you, then you need to stick your chin up and take a deep breath. Go read my post on fear and kick it in the butt. Okay? You don't need to be afraid.
We are really amazing people, us writers. So when you're drowning in edits, when you're overwhelmed with all the stuff wrong with your book that needs fixing, when you've allowed yourself to believe that you're a failure (which is a STUPID L I E E E E E AND YOU NEED TO NOT BELIEVE IT BECAUSE IT IS STUPID) ...
Just take a deep breath. Look at what you're doing. Remember how far you've come, how much you've already accomplished. Like, W O W.
And also, you don't have to do this. This is your choice. Let that sink in. Let yourself bask in your own amazingness for a moment. You are doing this Thing. And you know, deep in your beautiful writer heart, that you can't quit.
We are awesome!
How are you guys? Still holding up? Has anyone finished nano yet? *eyes a few certain people* Or are you like me, struggling to get there? Either way, we all deserve some coffee. *hands out warm mugs*
WHICH REMINDS ME.
Very serious matter here, before I wrap up.
It has come to my attention that quite a few of you do not ... *swallows hard and bits lip* like ... coffee. *hugs Stan and sobs*
Anyway. I have decided to hand out coffee and hot chocolate because I must be considerate. There are a lot of new people hanging out here *squeals and waves vigorously* and Stan and I must be welcoming.
Anywho. Yeah. Go do Things and persevere and BE YOUR AMAZING WRITERLY SELVES, OKAY? OKAY. I'M DONE RAMBLING.
[Hehehehe not really. I'll never be done rambling. Now, you must tell me (after reporting your status of life and nano) if you like coffee or not. I must face the truth.]
(I hope this was coherent. Was this coherent? My apologies if it wasn't ... ah well. HAAIIII BAIIIII *stumbles off to edit*)