Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Congratulations to all who participated in National Novel Writing Month 2012. I’d love to hear your stories.
A huge thanks to those who launched this amazing project and who’ve kept this opportunity for WordSmiths going and growing. In 1999 21 participated and 6 won. In 2000 140 participated and 29 won. Last year, 256,618 participated and 36,843 won
This year, the total collective word count was: 3,288,976,325. At 6:30pm ET on November 30, my 50,701-word contribution was validated.
Along the way, I learned that pre-planning a novel cannot completely prepare. I’d spent October developing character profiles, plot possibilities and settings. By mid November, I’d spent more days trying to figure out what was happening than writing. Eventually, I realized that the key to progress was to, “begin it.” Each day, start new. Each day, do something.
Sandra Gould Ford
Worth A Look
In each issue, BriteLitesBiz presents a video specially selected to inspire, motivate, enlighten and prompt WordSmithing.
Def Poetry, George Watsky 3:56 (Adult language)
Poetry always inspires and helps me overcome writers block. “V Is For Virgin” might also make you smile.
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