Off day

So as we begin Day 3 of National Novel Writing Month, I’ve added 48 words to the novel I intend to finish this month. No worries, November 2021 starts on Monday and Tuesday, always the busiest days of my day job week, so of course I am close to brain dead and not really able to focus on novel writing tonight. Now, if a week goes by and I’m still averaging 24 words a day, then we can question my commitment.

A few years back now when the Packers were in a bit of a slump, Aaron Rodgers told fans to “R-E-L-A-X.” As I recall they went out and won every game for the rest of the regular season.

That’s the best advice for anyone with a big goal, especially a big creative goal: R-E-L-A-X. The worst thing you can do is get tied up in knots and start second-guessing yourself. That takes all the fun out of it, and what’s the point of creating worlds out of thin air if it’s not fun?

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W.B.’s NaNoWriMo progress report – as of midnight Nov. 3
Novel 1 – still around 20,000, 50% to 40k goal
Novel 2 – 40% to 40k goal
Plan for end of 2021 – in progress
Plan for 2022 – in development

Published by WarrenBluhm

Wordsmith and podcaster, Warren is a reporter, editor and storyteller who lives near the shores of Green Bay with his wife, two golden retrievers, Dejah and Summer, and Blackberry, an insistent cat. Author of It's Going to Be All Right, Echoes of Freedom Past, Full, Refuse to be Afraid, Gladness is Infectious, 24 flashes, How to Play a Blue Guitar, Myke Phoenix: The Complete Novelettes, A Bridge at Crossroads, The Imaginary Bomb, A Scream of Consciousness, and The Imaginary Revolution.

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