I just wanted to take a minute to congratulate everyone who is a ahead of schedule and to also congratulate those of you who are behind! You are all amazing for being a part of NaNoWriMo.
There are bound to be some days during the month for all of you where you may just not be able to write, or there will be days you fall short of the 1,667 mark. But there will also be days where you find yourself inspired and unable to stop writing. Those days will make up for the other days!
Either way you can NEVER EVER look at “not winning” as a failure!
Even if you don’t finish, whether you get to 5k or 20k or 40k by the end of the month, those are thousands of words into your novel that you may have never written, especially if you keep saying the things we all say like “one day I’ll write a novel” or “I’ll start next week”… No matter what, if November gets you to sit down and write, then NaNo is serving it’s purpose.
I always go into it saying: Even if I don’t win, the fact that I have started something is great! Especially when it’s something that you really wanted to do (or else you wouldn’t have attempted this crazy challenge in the first place! lol.)
That in itself is something to be proud of, no matter how much you write, I promise you will be proud of how much you have accomplished in just a month! :)
Good Job WriMos!