NaNoWriMo Inspiration

Today I’m striving on this fifth day of the National Novel Writing Month to create a word count worthy of the challenge – 50 thousand words in thirty days.  I’m grateful gracious A. Catherine Noon introduced me to the concept and encouraged me to throw down the gauntlet in 2011.  November has never been boring since.

During this, my third year, I find NaNoWriMo website pep talks very moving as well as motivating.  That gifted, successful folks take time to bolster upcoming newbies warms my heart.  Today’s inspiring words by Catherynne M. Valente, author of twenty poetry and fiction books, are an excellent case in point.

Here is my favorite line:

To show up to play, puff out your chest like a damn proud toucan, and get s**t done.

I can’t argue with that logic.  Now I need to post this tidbit and go follow her advice.  Happy writing!


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