At least for those of us participating in NaNoWriMo. Yes, you read that right. November is half over! I’ll give you a moment to freak out and flail a bit.
Need another minute? Okay.
We good? Good. Welcome back!
Yes, we are halfway through NaNoWriMo. If you’re behind like I am, feel free to panic and flail about. Allow yourself to go through the doubt and fear. But don’t give up. YOU ARE AMAZING!!! Your novel is counting on you. You are the only one who can write it, and the story within its pages wants to be told. Only YOU can tell that story. So, tell it! Keep going!
If you are on par, or have exceeded par… Hell, if you’ve already hit that coveted 50,000 word mark: YOU ARE AMAZING!!! And don’t stop now! Keep writing! As I stated above, you are the only person who can tell the story you’re telling. You are the only one who can put those thoughts into words.
To everyone still chugging away - whether you’re chugging words, or endless cups of coffee - keep going. You signed up for NaNo for a reason. You signed up because you wanted to write a novel. You signed up because you like the challenge of churning out 50,000 words in 30 days. You signed up because because you love to write. You signed up because you have a story to tell.
So, go forth and continue telling that story! Keep chugging that coffee (or tea, or juice, or water, or whatever elixir helps you write - I don’t judge)! Keep churning out those words! And remember: You cannot edit a blank page!