We're a week in NaNoWriMo! Have you survived? Is your word count making you brag-tweet or are you curled into a corner in despair? You know what matters more than your word count during NaNo?
Challenges like NaNo are fun. The adrenaline rush is unrivaled. I wrote my debut NaNo style and I remember typing like fiend that last day, desperate to reach my word count. I skipped sleep and social interactions and pushed my body to its physical limits. And I loved every minute of it!
I believe is the value of YOU. I believe in hot lattes and bacon-covered doughnuts. I believe in salads and sleeping till noon. I believe in nights out and nights in. I believe that each of you know what you need and that if you listen to your heart and your body, you will do amazing things.
When you care for yourself - body, mind and soul - you are better for it and so is your writing. So enjoy NaNo. Enjoy pushing yourself and discovering what you're capable of. But also remember that you have value and when it's too much, that's okay too.
P.S. Stay tuned to the blog & twitter on MONDAY for
BIG, HUGE MISFITY NEWS!