NaNoWriMo Day # 19: Keeping the End Goal In Your Sights

Okay so this week is going to be a tough one to get through.  Thanksgiving is Thursday and you have a ton of things to do.  You can’t think about writing write now right?  That is where you are wrong.  Yes it will be difficult but anything that is worth you having is going to be hard to achieve without you putting in the added effort.

Whether this is your first, second, or tenth attempt at NaNoWriMo, you are a writer.  This is your job, be it full time or part time, and you have to treat it as such.  Writing is not like other jobs where you clock in and are held accountable by someone else.  You are responsible for holding yourself accountable and maintaining your productivity in your writing efforts.

Now of course Thanksgiving is a holiday and you deserve a day off (if it won’t throw you off of your goal) but you have to find a way to make up for that day you will be missing.  If it is you doing double the words the day before or the day after then that’s what you need to do.  If it’s you splitting the missed words between the days surrounding Thanksgiving, then that is what you need to do.

If you are fortunate enough to be able to plant your butt in a chair on the morning of Thanksgiving Day then you should definitely get those words done.  No matter how you decide to work your way around this Holiday, do what you know needs to be done to accomplish your goal that you set at the beginning of this month.  You’ve come way too far to give up on the goal now.


Jimmetta Carpenter


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