It's almost the end of November, and I was wondering if you tried NaNoWriMo this year. I didn't, but I sort of used it as encouragement to finish my WIP. I'm currently working on the last chapter of my book. YAY!
Are you working on something, too? It doesn't need to be a NaNoWriMo project, actually. If you spend day after day writing, grabbing whatever opportunity you have -- even if just for a few minutes -- to bring your story to life, let me say something: YOU ARE AWESOME. Don't ever doubt yourself. Don't ever let others say you can't do magic. . . because you actually can.
Writing is hard. In order to write, we need much more than knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. At times, honestly, that's not even necessary. Writing isn't just about words. It is, in my opinion, mostly about exposing yourself and everything you believe in. It's about battling all those monsters that for such a long time you'd kept locked away in the dungeons of your mind. It's about trying to tame time, too. It's about trying to master an art that so often backfires and makes you cry. It's about trying to bottle what makes you you, and sending it to people hoping they won't find the contents too sour. It's about trying to inspire. It's about having fun in your head, even if the rest of your body aches from sleep deprivation. It's about telling stories about courage and strength to others, even when you are scared and worried.
I've met such great writers these last few months, and I want to congratulate every single one of them for their persistence and support. You guys are awesome. Never give up.
What are you working on now? Don't forget to leave a comment. :)