Goals and Failures in the Writing Process

I’m a natural goal-setter. It’s how I get through life managing my time and nailing down a million dreams I have for myself and those I love. So, I piggy-backed on the goal-setting system of NaNoWriMo.

 I figured, if I could write 1,600 words per day, I could do 2,000. More on the weekends. I could commit to that. It wasn’t too lofty or far-fetched, right?

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Exposing Yourself in Your Writing

Wow, I read this quote from Neil Gaiman and it hit me hard:

“The moment that you feel that, just possibly, you’re walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind and what exists on the inside, showing too much of yourself. That’s the moment you may be starting to get it right.”

This hit me hard because I feel that’s where I’m at in my novel. I’m 25k words in, about a quarter done. The beginning has ended, and I’m wading into the middle of the story.

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