On November 1st, National Novel Writing Month (nanowrimo) begins again. Every year - seriously, almost every single year since I've heard of this event - I sit down and briefly think, "I should do it!"
I don't know if you know this, but the thing that keeps someone from being a writer: actual writing. Crazy, huh?
So, here's my little friendly list of self-reminders as November 1st approaches:
- All you have to do is tell the story. Your favorite books and authors do this fluidly. Flush out what happens and tell it to everyone.
- Your writing will probably suck. Harder and more effective than any Dyson out there, and your writing, too, may not lose suction. But don't let that be a deterrent. Just do it.
- Keep writing. Seriously. Keep writing.
- Imperfect characters are wonderful. There are no perfect people out there, so don't design fantastic characters with unachievable traits. That's uninteresting.
Wish me luck!