NaNoWriMo21 Progress Check

Nobody is more surprised than me to find that on day four of NaNo I am 25% complete, having hit 12,537 words. Is most of it absolute trash? Most likely. Am I going to have more than 10% of it left after I edit? Highly unlikely.

But that’s not really the point. The NaNo challenge actually got me sat down at the computer writing, and if that leaves me with 5000 words more than I had in October, then great. I’ll do it again and again until I have something that I can be proud of.

While reading, and writing today, I found a few quotes that I think that people might like regarding writing, all of which were shamelessly stolen from this website here ( ). Here are a pick of my favourites;

“I always start writing with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind.”

—Patrick Dennis

“Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.”

—Robert A. Heinlein

“It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.”

—Ernest Hemingway

“Let the world burn through you. Throw the prism light, white hot, on paper.”

—Ray Bradbury, WD

“I think the deeper you go into questions, the deeper or more interesting the questions get. And I think that’s the job of art.”

Andre Dubus III, WD

“When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done.”

—Stephen King, WD

“One thing that helps is to give myself permission to write badly. I tell myself that I’m going to do my five or 10 pages no matter what, and that I can always tear them up the following morning if I want. I’ll have lost nothing—writing and tearing up five pages would leave me no further behind than if I took the day off.”

—Lawrence Block, WD

The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to make one book.”

—Samuel Johnson

That is all for today, please do enjoy


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My name is Becky and I run a blog about Books

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