Category: Careful Or You’ll End up In My Novel

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Why did the Writer Cross the Road?


“I failed to write 40,000 more words to complete my NaNoWriMo2016 goal. Weird too, because I never fail to write 50,000 words. In fact, I’ve probably written more than 10 million words to date.” -My response to “Happy December, Writers

So, why would it be so difficult for a professional writer, such as me, to hit the mark of writing 50,000 words in 30 days?

Please note, I’m not making an excuse for my failure.

“Excuses are the tools of the incompetent.  They build monuments of nothingness.  Those who dwell in them rarely excel at anything else.”

There is, however, a lesson in failure – I missed the mark due to an improperly identified goal.