Seanan McGuire (seanan_mcguire) wrote,
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November is upon us. Run and pray the wraiths do not find you.

With Nanowrimo in full swing, I thought it was time to break out a few helpful links for those few, those brave few, those band of frumious bandersnatches who were fighting their way through this tulgy wood.

This is a blog post from 2011, from Literary Lab, and you should read it. Regardless of whether you're doing Nanowrimo, really, because it has some very helpful things to say.

You can read my original fifty thoughts on writing here. I still need to finish the essay series that goes with it, but the thoughts are solid, and I continue to stand by them.

There are a lot of resources out there to help you, and I hope you have the best November ever. I hope every one of you hits the finish line with a glorious and resounding "gong." I also hope that if you don't make your final goal, that you won't give up on your new project (or the old one you dusted off for this exercise). I don't often finish books in a single month, and I am essentially a word Olympian right now, constantly in training, constantly trying to beat my best time. So however far you get in this sprint, it is amazing and you are amazing, and you should feel good about yourself.

Happy Nanowrimo, and happy November to all of you.
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