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Admire Steady Progress

KatherineWritingGlowing Halo
Admire Steady Progress
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Nov 5, 2010 - 09 42

For those of you who may be watching other people's word counts with a mixture of awe and resentment, I'd like to be clear that I admire everyone who is steadily writing, regardless of what their word count is.
There is an entire month to write, and if you're making progress, or even going down a wrong turn but plugging away, go you!

Don't get thrown by someone who has already 'won' NaNo.

Your book is still waiting to be brought forth.

This is a contest, but people win in a variety of ways and there are many, many winners. I hope you're one of them.

If you want to really feel inspired, look at FinBarrMcG's word count. He's stayed above the line all week, but just above, despite having a family of over-achievers. Our son did 10,000 the first day. Our daughter is at 12K with a full load of high school classes and after school activities, and don't even get me started on what a pain I am to be around this month. :)

I admire him. (And I still resent him for the year that he finished his first draft before I did, so while I might have 'won' earlier, I was still trying to get the book to a reasonable first draft ending and he was completely and totally done.)

So write. Winning is in your hands.

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Nov 5, 2010 - 19 53

Thanks for the post, Katherine.

I've been down on myself for not getting out there and doing 1607 a day or whatever for the last 2-3 days, but I do keep on writing, which is the important thing. I'll get there eventually. I do things at my own pace, so I think I'm just going to write whenever I can and try to catch up that way. :)

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