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Goodbye BOOKTOBER…Hello NaNo…

BOOKTOBERFEST has come and gone.  It was a great celebration of books, October, writers…but now it’s November aka NaNoWriMo.

NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month and it’s basically a challenge to write a 50,000 word novel (or more) in 30 days–by the end of November 3oth.  But before we get to NaNoing talk, I have some announcements!!!

 

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My Olympic Writing Goals

I just read this article on “Measuring Your Achievement by the Olympics” by Joanna Penn…a fellow writer whose blog I am subscribed to (I’ll be sure to post a list of great writer sites later :).

In the article Joanna talks about how we can use the Olympics to set our goals.  If you think about it right now there is some athlete (many I’m sure) who after watching the London 2012 Olympics have been inspired to train harder.  For all we know that person could become the next Gabby Douglas or Michael Phelps.  And if that person, no matter how far along they might be, can train so can we.

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Set Unrealistic Goals

Set Unrealistic Goals is one of my three mottos listed on my writer site patricecaldwell.com.

This post is a part of my “how to write a book” post series however its advice can be taken outside of the writing world.

I’ve always thought it very interesting that when we are younger we are told to “dream big” or “be whoever we want to be” but as we get older it turns into “be realistic”.