November Manifesto

On this first day of November and the kick-off of NaNoWriMo,
I challenge myself not to write an entire 50,000 word novel in a month, 
but just to finish the 80,000+ words I have struggled with for two years. 

I will shift my priorites and just GET IT DONE. It can suck. That’s okay.
I can’t edit and rewrite until I have something to edit and rewrite.

No one else will treat my writing as anything but a hobby unless I take the lead.
It’s not some cute little thing I do between loads of laundry. Well, actually, it is.
That needs to change if I ever want to be published.

Yes, I understand bloggers have jumped on this bandwagon and cooked up NaBloPoMo.
I’m not going to write a blog post a day. 
In fact, I’m going to blog LESS so I can focus on the book.
That is all.

12 thoughts on “November Manifesto

  1. Minivan Mama

    Holy cow what a strange post for you to write today. Today, is the first day I will sit down nightly to begin my book. I'm going at it like a night time job for the next 90 days and see what happens. Maybe we could be each other's cheer leaders?! Good luck!!!
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  2. Gigi

    Get cracking woman! I'm all ready to hit Barnes & Noble (or Amazon) to go pick up your book. Then, of course, I will send it to you sign and send back.

    Okay, if you insist, I'll even include the return postage.

  3. aka_vinobaby

    Oh Gigi, You totally know how to make a girl feel good. If (no WHEN) I ever finish, and IF any crazy publisher signs me, OF COURSE I'll send you a copy for being so awesome.


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