End of Day 5: 6,766 Words

So I’m at 6,766  words at the end of day 5. Not great, but pretty good in my mind. I’ve already written way more this month, than I have in the previous three months combined. And better than that, I’m having a whole lot of fun.

That is the update. I would like to leave this message, written by Catherynne M. Valente in her pep talk for NaNoWriMo:

Yes, this is an experiment. Yes, it is difficult and not meant to be the scaffolding of a career. But the fact is, it can be. A professional, full-time writer quite often writes more than 1,667 words a day for periods longer than a month. Learn how to flex that muscle, and how to build it up so it looks back on the early days of 50,000-words-in-a-month as an easy gig.

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

That is awesome.


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