After a fantastic Thanksgiving filled with turkey, rolls, stuffing and cranberry sauce, I came back with a mission: 15,000 words in four days. Yes, that’s right – I’m going to finish the whole kit and kaboodle of NaNo by Monday. (You heard it here first!)
So, in grand sprint style, I’ll need to average a little less 4,000 words a day. That’s right, 4,000. Today I got 4,617 in three sittings so I’m doing good – time to celebrate, eat spice cake, and do it again tomorrow. If quality suffers, then I will simply remind myself that none of this is final. The revision round is yet to come, and revision can turn even the worst dross into gold.
With the possibility of revision firmly in mind, write now!
“It is perfectly okay to write garbage – as long as you edit brilliantly.” – C. J. Cherryh
“Books aren’t written – they’re rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn’t done it.” – Michael Crichton
“I have never thought of myself as a good writer. Anyone who wants reassurance of that should read one of my first drafts. But I’m one of the world’s great rewriters.” – James A. Michener