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#FirstDraft60 Day 32: Motivation for the Marathon #amwriting #nanowrimo

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

#FirstDraft60 | KayeDacus.comI know you probably don’t need a motivational speech or pep talk on the second day of writing. I’m sure you’re still gung-ho and raring to go. Typically, Mondays will be our day for sharing fun, motivational posts and memes (so be saving them as you come across them during the month); and Wednesdays will be our Story Bible Check-Up and Review day. But since we just finished our prep work on Monday, we’re going to go for the motivation today and wait until later for that check-up.

Below are a few things I found this week that I thought were fun or inspiring.

Assignment: Take a few minutes today to find at least one motivational blog post, video, or image to share in the comments. Something that made you laugh, made you think, or gave you a great idea for this writing challenge. Don’t take too long—remember, we are supposed to be writing, after all!


Pep Talk from Chuck Wendig from the NaNo official website


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10 Tricks To Motivate Yourself To Write–Right NOW by Ollin Morales on Courage 2 Create


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What’s motivating you today?

  1. Wednesday, November 2, 2016 8:07 am

    Check in with Yesterday’s Progress


  2. Carol permalink
    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 9:07 am

    From page 11 of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic-Creative Living Beyond Fear: …she finally had the perspective to appreciate the value of her own joy.
    What this means to me is that whether anyone ever reads a word of my fiction, if the doing of it fulfills a dream and brings me joy, it’s worthwhile to my life.

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  3. Shirley Taylor permalink
    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 10:25 am

    Over the last few days of prepping I put together an inspirational pinterest board – some are more in the vein of “you’re not alone in this area”, some are just funny to me because they apply to me personally, some are purely inspirational and there are a few writing prompts that caught my imagination as well.

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  4. Wednesday, November 2, 2016 4:17 pm

    For the past few days, I’ve been thinking about changing the title of my book. Any book title that makes the woman seem like the property or extension of a man has always bothered me, especially when I came up with one for my own story that seemed to fit perfectly. But now that I know Hero a little better, I know that she hates being known as “the spymaster’s daughter.” So I’ve been working on new title ideas and I think I have one I’m getting close to liking:

    Beguiling the White Falcon

    Which would ultimately be part of a series called The Spymaster’s Legacy.

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    • Wednesday, November 2, 2016 4:19 pm

      Or maybe Engaging or Romancing. I really need to stop thinking about this and start thinking about my 1k1hr sprint in ten minutes!

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  5. Wednesday, November 2, 2016 5:50 pm

    Well, I wasn’t sure I would do it—in fact, I was pretty determined not to. But my villain just demanded a viewpoint in this story. So he started off Chapter 2 with his dastardliness. I’d forgotten just how much fun writing a true villain’s viewpoint can be.

    1,656 words in my 1k1hr sprint this afternoon. So I only need 844 to meet my goal of 2,500 tonight.

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  6. Thursday, November 3, 2016 12:11 am

    My daily goal is 2k, and I’ve done that each day. My goal is to be done before Thanksgiving with 50k so I can focus on family and the play I’m directing (performance is December 1). I know the story won’t be done but that’s something I can finish between Christmas and New Year.

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