Nanowrimo Checkpoint 2

The end is in sight; don’t quit now! Writing a novel inside of a month is a challenging task. Maybe you’ve had some false starts. Maybe you’ve missed a few days worth of word count. (I’ve missed a few on the blog, and I’m not trying for novel-length word count.) The holidays make things more complicated. Work schedules increase without regard to what I’d actually rather be doing. Chances are, if it’s happened to me then you’ve had some of the same challenges.

The good news? The end of your novel is fast approaching. Those words are mounting up faster than you thought possible. You may be cruising to a climactic resolution like a warm summer breeze. The words might be leaking with increased difficulty. Nanowrimo is a marathon, and you’re an endurance athelete.

This is no time to second-guess your choices. This is not the time to start over and redo questionable section. Now is the time to press forward and realize that anything you need to fix can be done in post-production. This is what the editing bay is for. It lets you digitally paint whole characters out of your manuscript if need be.

Suck wind and press for the finish line. You’re going to be a novelist!

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