The Important Thing (In NaNoWriMo, As In Others) Is To Not Give Up

Read the advice of NaNoWriMo Coach for getting over the mid-way slumps Rosanne A. Brown here.

A quote that caught my eye, particularly since I make a joke of telling people I dropped out of a college whose motto is ‘If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing well’, is this quote by G.K Chesterton: 

“Anything worth doing is worth doing badly.”

Which means, if you set yourself the goal of doing NaNo, that means you have a desire to write, and giving up on that dream is no plan! If it isn’t working out as best as you thought it might at the beginning of the month, still, stick with it, keep writing as well as you can. Try for less than 50 thousand words. But keep trying. Because abandoning things you want and moving on to a new project, is another way of ending up with a pile of unfinished projects and not finishing anything! Stick with the things you truly want to do. Moving from one project to the next is a great way of finding out more about yourself and what you want, but also, sticking with things is a way of building depth of that dream you know you really do have.

So check out this NaNo talk from Rosanne A. Brown in full, and remember another quote that might help, “It doesn’t matter how slow you go, so long as you don’t stop!”

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  1. I truly believe this. Just putting one foot in front of the other is the only thing that matters sometimes. But for that to happen, you need to know where you’re headed. Great reminder. Thanks for sharing!

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