A Little Inspiration

Several years ago, I tried NaNoWriMo but didn’t get very far. I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I am an essayist and short story writer. I don’t have the attention span to hold onto a topic for long enough to churn out a whole novel. I like the words I string together to be short and sweet. I prefer to write verbal snapshots and slices of life over epic, sprawling tales.

But damn it all if I don’t like to read those things. So today, m dear NaNo friends, today I would like to be your cheerleader. By Day 4, the excitement of the start of a new project has waned in the face of the crushing volume of words you must continue to produce. You’re sprinting a marathon here, after all! But don’t think about editing, and don’t worry about making things perfect. As the delightful and talented Jay Smooth says, we’ve all got a little hater in our head. Don’t let him get you down. You can do it!

And if you need a laugh, check out the Ballad of the Little Hater.

Hang in there, and just keep swimming!

By BaseballChica03

Political hack. Word nerd. Stays crispy in milk. Oxford Comma user. Blogger since 2001.

2 replies on “A Little Inspiration”

I love you for posting just keep swimming. I would like that phrase tattooed across my chest, backwards, so I can look at it in the mirror when I’m feeling stressed.

When they invent gif tattoos, I want one implanted in me.

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