NaNoWriMo started 15 days ago with one goal – to complete a novel of 50,000 words within the 30 days of November. I write this now having completed my 3rd NaNoWriMo event with a new personal record time. I have finished this challenge in 15 days.
But, you know what? I didn’t do anything special. I didn’t cheat. I didn’t copy and paste the same sentence over and over again. I just did it the way it’s supposed to be done – write without looking back. There’s no such thing as editing during NaNoWriMo. There is no such thing as revising, correcting, considering, there are no questions to be asked. The only thing one is supposed to do is write.
It’s the way to go. Stop asking questions, stop saying ‘what if?’, stop doubting yourself or giving yourself excuses. If you want it badly enough, you’ll do it. Just write.