Sunday, October 25, 2009

Here's my NaNo commitment letter :)

NaNoWriMo 2009 Commitment Letter

These are my commitments to myself for NaNoWriMo 2009:

I will write like there’s no tomorrow to tell as much of the story as I can today.

I will not re-read anything that I’ve already milked for its word count.

I will not be ashamed of using the long way of explaining things for the sake of the word count.

Once I’ve hit my target word count, I will continue writing until the scene/chapter is done.

I will write every day until the first draft of my book is finished.

I will not spend time worrying over the right word.

For the sake of my word count, I will not avoid too many uses of “he said”.

I will go off on any tangent that I can bring back to my outline.

When I think about writing, I will get my butt in the seat and do it.

I will email my work to myself everyday to avoid the potentially fatal loss of data that computers occasionally cause.

I will not allow myself to be distracted by Facebook, Farkle, Bejeweled, or any other unnecessary internet application.

I will enjoy my writing experience.

I will not put additional pressure on myself to do any better than I do.

I will win NaNoWriMo 2009.

When I win NaNoWriMo 2009, I will reward myself with a full-body massage, an entire packet of Chocolate Scotch Fingers and a Milo.

I am capable of adhering to these commitments because I am talented and because my story needs to be written. I am the writer of my story.


Rebekah D. Hay

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