Pep Talk for #NaNo Week 3 #amwriting

NaNoHeart‘Scuse my French, but shit’s gettin’ real.

You’re three-fourths of the way through the month, and not enough paycheck words. Or maybe you’ve already finished the word count and now you’re wondering if the pig’s ear sitting in your hard drive could possibly ever be turned into a silk purse.

Ever see the movie Cool Runnings? If not, I’m sure you’ve seen another movie or television show with a similar ending: Plucky underdog makes valiant attempt to [fill in the blank] but cracks up or breaks down or is otherwise utterly incapable of winning. Nevertheless, that underdog pluckily carries on and completes the project or finishes the contest or whatever, even though he, she, they, or it must finish dead last. Maybe even dead dead. Success is attitude.

Corny, but true: If you have the spirit of NaNo in your heart — the spirit of loving words, of loving to create something with words — you’re winning NaNo.

Now, get out there and write, dammit! Write one for The Gipper! Rah! Rah!

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Losing becomes winning through attitude.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Pep Talk for #NaNo Week 3 #amwriting

  1. Jane

    November 23, 2015 at 9:19am

    Does losing my mind count as winning?
    Because I am also more than halfway there!

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