Welcome to NaNoWriMo, Day 7!
It’s Sunday. Time to rock that word count, people! But first, we highly recommend treating yourself to a leisurely cup of coffee.
I believe that – if you are serious about a life of writing, or indeed about any creative form of expression – that you should take on this work like a holy calling. I became a writer the way other people become monks or nuns. I made a vow to writing, very young. I became Bride-of-Writing. I was writing’s most devotional handmaiden. I built my entire life around writing. I didn’t know how else to do this. I didn’t know anyone who had ever become a writer. I had no, as they say, connections. I had no clues. I just began.
That’s what NaNo is, right? It’s the month that teaches us how to find the discipline and drive to be writers. The month we learn that yes, we can and will do this.
Here are some more thoughts on writing from Elizabeth Gilbert:
Okay. See? You’re not the only writer who feels crazy and / or frightened.
Your random challenge word of the day is: far
So. Time to send your characters far, far away?
Don’t forget to leave us a comment and let us know how you’re doing! And if you’ve managed to use any challenge words in a sentence, please share!