It’s a few days past the halfway mark for NaNoWriMo, and I do believe that calls for a little reflection. My mom (who is wonderful and wise) taught me when I was growing up that everything is a learning experience, and the value in it is what we take away from it. So what have I learned so far this November? A few things.
- I’m competitive… but only with myself.
- I like setting goals that are a little bit higher than what’s expected. Whether or not this is because I hold myself to a higher standard, it’s something I’ve noticed both last November and this one.
- Writing every day has been my key to maintaining sanity this month. I’m so grateful for it.
- Even on days when I start out scrambling for every word, totally dissatisfied with the way it’s going because the writing has no flow, I can keep pushing.
- 2000 words a day at a minimum: at least a handful of them will prove to be okay.
- Having my own personal cheerleader during this month has been such a blessing. I highly recommend it.
Those are pretty good things to have learned. Even if my novel-in-progress turns out to be utter garbage, I can still take these lessons with me.