December 1st, 2011

  • mbarker

NaNoWriMo Pep-talk from Howard

NaNoWriMo Pep-talk from Howard


[Howard] Today is November 30th, and you, if you've been participating in NaNoWriMo, have either arrived at 50,000 words or are about to arrive at 50,000 words or the end or maybe you're feeling like you've failed because you haven't reached your objective. You know, success or failure in this matter is really, I think, how you define it and what you're willing to take home from this and learn from the experience.

I'd like to quote for you now some song lyrics from a guy who did a song a week for an entire year. Mister Jonathan Coulton. This is some of my favorite lyricism from him. So here we go. A little bit of life advice from JoCo.

"Enjoy yourself. Do the things that matter, 'cause there isn't time and space to do it all. Love the things you try, drink a cocktail, wear a tie, show a little grace if you should fall. Don't live another day unless you make it count. There's someone else that you are supposed to be. There's something deep inside of you that still wants out. And shame on you if you don't set it free."

Hey, if you didn't finish, that's okay. If you did finish, that's fantastic. Regardless, keep writing, because you're long since out of excuses and there's something that you need to be setting free.