First off, if you’ve recently completed a rough draft (via NaNoWriMo or otherwise), congratulations. Really. A big, whooping, stand-up, slow-clap congrats.
Writing a book’s rough draft is a big feat. But then it’s time to get down to business again, because rough drafts are called “rough” for a reason.
NaNoWriMo demands a sudden burst of high capacity creation—it’s like sprinting a marathon. This works for some people, but if you’re not one of them, don’t feel bad. Try leveling up instead.
We’re now knee-deep in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), the ambitious writer’s one-month sprint to 50,000 words.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of writers take on the challenge, and thousands succeed, saying adios to November with a first draft of a shiny new novel in tow.
It’s a truly amazing feat. But it’s not for everyone.
Just as we dress up in costumes at Halloween, our fears often disguise themselves, too. It’s natural to have fears when it comes to your writing. After all, we make a business of pouring our heart out onto the page and sharing it with the world.
But don’t let these fears hold you back!
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is just a few weeks away! Are you among the many writers from all over the world planning to crank out 50,000 words in thirty days?