National Novel Writing Month. We all say we're gonna do it. A lot of us probably will do it. I plan on doing so, but when I think about how slow of a writer I am, it makes me doubt my ability to actually write a whole novel in just a month. Hell, I've been writing The Deceased for about a month and it only has around 5,000 words.
So, I am royally screwed. Or am I? My friend and indie author, Stacey Wallace Benefiel, told me something yesterday that has been sticking with me. I told her about how slow of a writer I am and she told me "It's not a race. I have to tell myself that all the time,".
And it's not. I also talked to my pal Brent last night. He plans to do NaNoWriMo, too, but he is also a super-slow writer. His goal is to get 10,000 words written the entire month.
And even though my goal is to become a published author before I graduate high school, I still have time. It doesn't have to be right now. I can wait a little longer because even if it doesn't happen before I graduate in four years, it will someday.
I know it will because it is what I want to do and it is something I am passionate about. I will make it happen, no matter what.