What do you mean it’s November 15th?!?!?!

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Hello, LA WriMos! How are the most fabulous, glamorous wordsmiths in the WriVerse?

Yes, I DID just make that up!

I cannot believe today marks the halfway point for NaNoWriMo 2016?!?! I will choose NOT to freak out…much!

If we follow the rules, then our NaNoWriMo counters should be at 25,005. I don’t know about you, but I am barely squeaking by! I keep reminding myself to think like those glass half full people: I am not lamenting the 15 writing days that are gone but rather looking forward to the 15 writing days that remain.

Glass Half Full

For those who are at or past the targeted word counts, congratulations!! Keep doing whatever you are doing because it obviously working! For those who are not there yet, I will remind you of one line from Mia’s letter last week: “You will.”

At first glance, these two words could easily be dismissed as mere platitude. They are so much more, my fellow WriMos. They are a positive, affirming call to action whether you are on-target or so far behind it may as well be November 1st.

It doesn’t matter because, “You will.”

You will…
…be positive
…write daily
…not edit
…stay focused
…and not quit.

You will…
…surrender to the creative process
…allow your muse(s) free reign
…push the words out of your mind
onto the page
and into the world.

You. Will. Finish.

Each and every person who has won NaNoWriMo in the past or will win it in future did so the exact same way: one word at a time. We believe in you. Now, believe in yourself and go write some words.

Remember: All words count in November. (Case in point: I MAY be copy/pasting this letter into my Scrivener. Don’t judge me! It’s like 330 words!!)

Write On,



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