THIS IS NO REASON TO GIVE UP.
Yes, the goal of NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words in a month, but that doesn't mean you have to. No, you won't enter the winners' circle at the end of the month, but anything that gets you writing, making goals, and trying for them, counts as a success in my book. You are a winner to me.
So to follow up from Wednesday's post, here are some motivational quotes for you to print out and keep yourself writing.
A word is not the same with one writer as with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket.
And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.
Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
What no wife of a writer can ever understand is that a writer is working when he's staring out of the window.
The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes.
You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what's burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.
No author dislikes to be edited as much as he dislikes not to be published.
Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.
These ought to get you started. For more, visit The Quote Garden.