Tuesday, November 3, 2009

How's NANOWRIMO going for you?

Hand cramp or burgeoning book file on your computer? If you're writing well for NANOWRIMO, you've got 4,000 or 6,000 words done by now - over ten percent of your goal. Write extra each day to ease the pace when you have a day where you run out of time.

Reading a HuffPost blog by Steve Ross, former president, Collins Division at HarperCollins and Sr. VP, Crown Division at Random House I found this, which I hope inspires you to find the time, find the time, find the time, find the time each day for your writing.

"Between midnight and 3:00 am each day--after his Senate and family obligations were put to bed--Barack would write, then send his work to his editor for her comments. As the deadlines grew tighter, she would give us regular updates about the progress of the manuscript and sometimes share drafts of chapters for a few of us to read. It was a rare pleasure to watch as the distillation of his message and his vision took shape on paper. Even as a senator Barack continued to care about his work as a writer."

You can read the full article at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-ross/the-writer-in-chief_b_342242.html -- but not til you're done writing for today!

Helen Gallagher

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