And so, we’ve come to the end of NaNoWriMo and many of us optimistic writers have failed at the goal to write 50,000 words in one month. 😦 Boo, hiss.
Let’s face it, statistically and realistically, a large portion of us were not going to get to that glittering goal of 50,000 words.
“But why?” We all moan.
Because writing is hard, writing is a process, and often, writing requires more than a month’s commitment. And that’s okay. It’s completely acceptable not to have completed your goal this month. The most important takeaway from NaNoWriMo is that you wrote passionately for one month. Maybe you have an excellent start to your new novel. Maybe you added meat to the skeletal outline that you created last month. And maybe, you are one of the few lucky ones that have actually finished a novel this month.
But whatever your accomplishments were this month, don’t stop writing. Carve out a little bit of time when/where you can to continue to practice your craft and tend to your muses, that is the most important thing a writer can do for her/himself.
…and you should also make up for all that time you’ve been missing out on with the regular people in your life. Because, you know, interactions and relationships are important. 🙂