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You, Yes YOU, Are Successful

I've thought a lot about success lately. HowΒ it affects us as writers and how it affects us on our writing journey. First, let's start with the definition of success. According to the dictionary, success is the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.     What I love most about this definition its simplicity. It's so mindnumbingly simple. You set a goal. You accomplish it. Boom, you're successful. But I've noticed as writers, it's not always that easy, is it? We compare ourselves to others. We base our success on other people's success. And when[...]


NaNoWriMo Check In

We're at the 12 day NaNoWriMo mark. Thus far, most of us have written about 2000 words a day, which means that if we want to finish, we should have roughly 20000 words written by now. I know. The sound of that probably makes you cringe, or do this: I'm just slightly behind schedule, but fear not, I plan on making it up tonight. And so, how is everyone else out there doing with NaNoWriMo? Anyone way ahead? Way behind? Also, shout out to Pen and Muse's Ultimate NaNoWriMo resource guide. Lots of helpful links, including pretty NaNoWriMo calendars. I recommend st[...]