Monday, 18 November 2019

NaNoWriMo Day 18: Monday Motivation

Mondays are hard.

Even before you factor in NaNoWriMo, the day after the weekend is tough, especially if it was busy. And mine was! I went to a movie Friday night, wrote Saturday, and spent most of yesterday watching football with my mom.

Plus, I powered through a bunch of writing—I'm at 6,000 words! Crazy, right?

But this morning, I feel exhausted, and the idea of going to school, doing chores and homework, and then writing is daunting.

Obviously I can't give up now—so how do I motivate myself to keep going?

I just do it.

I know that sounds too simple, but the truth is, I can't possibly have come this far—doubled last year's word count!—and then throw in the towel. Not with only 4,000 words to go. Not with an ending that's begging to be written. Milestones to be celebrated. A NaNoWriMo "I finished" badge to collect.

So I'm just going to do it. And you should too.

I love this quote from author William Faulkner.

For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to be a writer—and throughout November, I have been writing. By the end of this month, I'll have another finished short story to celebrate. I will have written.

That might just be the motivation I need to carry me through to the end. What about you?

Gotta jet! May the words be with you!

~ Chase Superman Duffy

Word Count: 6,000

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