on Writers Helping Writers:
It’s October, meaning many writers are turning their thoughts to NaNoWriMo,(National Novel Writing Month), when they attempt to write 50,000 words in a month.
NaNoWriMo is a great time to lock up your internal editor and let creativity take the wheel.
But unfortunately for most writers, it’s also a time of disappointment, because while hundreds of thousands of folks step up to the NaNoWriMo plate, near as I can tell, only around 15% actually finish. And that’s a big bowl of sadness, if you ask me, especially as it’s often preventable.