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The second week of National Novel Writing Month has begun, participants who make vlogs and podcasts share support, other tools, and methods to encourage writing. The NaNoWriMo website sends millions of emails for writers, to stay the course and but don’t burn out. This is the make-or-break week for many. On my previous attempts to write in NaNoWriMo, I have either started this 2nd week or gave up.

I will admit that I am behind by 6,000 words by NaNoWriMo’s count and 8,000 words in my personal goal. I don’t mind I have over 5,000 words and I am keeping to the narrative. I am not giving up. I have not mastered time management, so some things are going haywire, and some things that are right on track. I listened to some authors speak about their bouts with anxiety and imposter syndrome. What to do when things feel like they are falling apart but they aren’t? Proving to us all the worst isn’t actually the worst; what is worse is knowing or waiting for the worst. For those of us, who believe we have no one on our sides, I would like to say, I am on your side to create things, cruelty-free.

This week is full. I have small-scale writing projects that have to be set in motion. I have the overall writing project for the month. I also feel that I should be improving my vocabulary. I don’t wish to be redundant. I also want to participate in more online events, most of them have been Discord write-ins.

There isn’t much else to say. The quotes for this month are about writing because of Nanowrimo, the pictures are because of Thanksgiving. Despite its complicated history, I like to think of the positive meaning it was striving for. Please leave a comment if you feel inclined. Don’t skip on opportunities and be kind to everyone.


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