On Friday morning, November 30th, twelve and a half hours before midnight November 30th, I passed 50,000 for NaNoWriMo. My story is not finished. What is to keep me motivated?
Well, besides being an interesting story to me, I need to set a deadline for myself. My goal is to finish the novel before midnight December 31st. I have no word count goal–my goal is to just finish the story.
Every time I win NaNoWriMo, I know it’s the deadline that keeps me going. Now I have no deadline except the one that I give myself. So here is my goal:
I will finish telling my story by midnight December 31st, 2012 (EST).
To grow as a writer, I must write every day, NaNoWriMo or not.