Monday, June 22, 2009

The Struggle to The End

Here we are, the final leg of the challenge has begun, I know a lot of us are struggling to reach our goals. If I’ve learnt anything this year during the challenge, that would be, that being an author/writer is bloody hard work. Okay, I knew that before, but this challenge has really tested me this year. I’ve had times during other challenges where life has stepped in and tried to take over my writing time, but this year it stepped in and brought it all to a stop a couple of times. SO we have a chose, we can sit back and think where the hell has the time gone? Or we can think, there is still time to get there. I refuse to give up. We have eight days left and I will do all in my power to push as much writing as I can in those eight days.

If it means writing right up until 11.59pm on June 30 I will! It’s been done before, just ask Diane. If you want inspiration on how to tackle a challenge, look to our own Diane Curran. I remember the first year we did NaNoWriMo together, she wrote long into the night. We had a cheer squad cheering her on with each milestone she made until she reached the 50ks. And you know what? Not once did I hear her say, “I can’t do this.”

I’m not saying you fail if you don’t reach your target, no one fails as far as I’m concerned, but at least give it a go. At least continue to believe in yourself and in what you are capable of doing.

So remember it’s not over until the clock strikes 12am on July 1.

Have a great week and happy writing.


Nicky said...

Here here Sandie! Well said. Coming off the high of wrapping up a book sized story & then getting distracted by a new job series of interviews (still going btw) has meant my word count writing has gone slightly astray - been more doing the other bits of writing life done.

So this week, once the teen is gone it will be write, write, write!

dianecurran said...

I still remember that night. I wrote 6416 on that final night, and I didn't start writing until after work, because inconveniently it was a work day.

But wow, that cheer squad kept me going. And I made it with 15 minutes to spare.

Anita Joy said...

No giving up here Sandie. Will keep at it regardless!

Eleni Konstantine said...

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can... I will! :)

Suzanne said...

Very inspirational blog, Sandie. I was going to bed but have decided this little engine can sleep some other time!
Thank u.