Encouragement (& Laughs) for Writers

Happy Friday! This post comes in the midst of National Novel Writing Month, and I don’t know about you guys but as a writer I could really use some encouragement (and a few good laughs) right about now. I have been lagging in word counts almost since the beginning (the goal is to write approximately 1,667 words a day every day for the month of November) and as of now I am about 1,000 words behind. But I did meet my goal for today and before I write any more I’m taking a break, coming up for air and a little inspiration!

Enjoy, and may all your writing thrive!

P.S. Today is also Forum Friday, so for the sake of posing a question: What is your favorite bit of writing advice/encouragement?


7 responses to “Encouragement (& Laughs) for Writers”

  1. Jules Renard; Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money’.

    1. Classic encouragement for the starving artist. Thank you for sharing that, Daniela 🙂

  2. I’m also struggling to meet the word count. I’m very far behind as a result of the demands of real life. But, with nothing planned over the next few days, I hope to get a lot done soon. As for my favorite advice/encouragement … just do it. Whether for a half hour or half day, find time to write a little or a lot.

    1. Good on you, and keep it up! I think if I followed the “Just do it” approach more I might already have a completed (rough) manuscript.

      “Just do it” paraphrased is another of my favorite writing pearls: “[Real writers] just need ten minutes and a writing implement.” –Cory Doctorow

      1. Toasted-Cheese.com has a mini-Nano challenge in September. 5,000 words in the month instead of 50,000. Works out to 167 words a day. I realized that just 10-15 minutes a day over a month could produce something real.

  3. NaNo is kicking my tush. I took a couple days off to get my head straight(also a family trip and no internet access) and I will see if it helped. I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Here is the link. http://therantingpapizilla.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

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