Good morning! 21.50 hours before we let our imagination create characters who will find a home on our blank pages. I’m guessing that anticipation must be growing strong inside each novel writer around the globe! It is wonderful to be part of such an amazing community of writers. I feel motivated knowing that all of our amazing brains will begin working hard toward a common goal in November. Growing a seed of an idea into a full story. The process, alone, of taking this courageous challenge will transform our lives forever! I have no clue what I am about to discover on this creative journey within the next 30 days – but I have full faith that the outcome will amaze me! Much success to each of you!
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Good morning! I want different results – so I am going to do something differently! I’ve tried this strategy in many areas of my life for years — this year I am going to apply this strategy to my novel. The past two years of completing a novel – I aimed for the winning goal of 50,000 word count. This year I have decided to increase my word count by 5,000 words. I know it’s not much – but it is enough to push me beyond my comfort zone of 50,000 words in 30 days. Why am I making this investment in my novel? Because I am passionate about personal development. Another benefit of my perfectionism is that it pushes me to look at my previous achievements and ask myself – “Can you do better than your last performance?” – when I can confidently answer, “Yes! I believe that I can make progress!” – my mind kicks into a higher gear motivating me to rise above the status-quo. I have noticed that extraordinary people do not settle for the status-quo! Thomas Edison – The light bulb was not his first – nor his last – invention. He rose above the status-quo in his field! Ernest Hemingway – The Old Man And The Sea was not his first – nor his last – book. He rose above the status-quo, too, in the writing industry! I could list many more extraordinary individuals who have a common trait of making continuous progress in their field–I want to follow their pattern. Therefore, I, too, shall rise above the status-quo in my strategy of writing my next novel. I want to pacify this desire to improve on my previous achievement – allowing myself to try new techniques that will result in progress.