NaNoWriMo 11/26 Can I Give Up Now?

Absolutely NOT!

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Can I Give Up Now?

Can I Give Up Now?

In an interview Baty says:

Don’t walk away from it now.
     “If you’re thinking of giving up now because your book is an irredeemable piece of crap,” Baty warns, “know that every writer you admire has stood in the same spot you are now, struggling with self-doubt and the sinking feeling that their book is a total disaster.”
Above all, Baty wants writers to know their books will get better over time—they just have to play the long game. “If you love what you came up with in November, you’ll likely end up spending months or years revising it,” he says. “The event should really be called National First Draft of a Novel Writing Month, but NaFiDraNoWriMo doesn’t quite roll off the tongue in the same way.”

As promised, more Batyisms:

Write first! Ask questions later!

Novels are written by everyday people who give themselves permission to  write novels.

There are some writing lessons you can only learn by giving yourself room to make mistakes, and then making them.

Write! Write! Write!

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whatever you can do wherever you are!

Brennan, C. (2013, November 19). National Novel Writing Month’s Founder’s Tips for Reaching 50,000 Words | Chicago Things to Do | Groupon. Retrieved November 26, 2014, from Groupon Guide Chicago
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For the most part, this blog is about reading and writing m/m romances, but there are a few personal reflections, some writerly information, and a bit of writing practice. Thank you for stopping by.

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