This is a Call

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This is a call to the writers out there. The “one days”, the “maybes”, the “I’ve always wanted tos.” We have a saying in November, we WriMos: You can edit bad into good and good into great, but you can’t edit nothing into anything.

This is your call. November is the month where you will throw everything you have at a wall or a notebook or a computer screen. You’ll see what sticks, what slides, and what makes an interesting pattern that you never even thought might show up, but wow why didn’t you think of that in the first place?

This is the call to suck. Because ninety percent of what you write will suck. It will suck so hard that it sucks out your will to live, your will to write, and your ability to remember why it is that you thought this was a good idea in the first place.

You, and hundreds of thousands of other writers.

Because during NaNoWriMo you are not alone.

This is your time.

This is your challenge.

1,667 words a day.

30 days.

Go.