Help a girl out (still time to vote) and NaNoWriMo fun!

There is still time to vote for my play, The Wall, please help me out (read it too it’s pretty awesome) and vote! 

Whew! That’s out of the way. Did you know NaNoWriMo, was going on (surprising right). I mean no one on WordPress is talking about it, are they?

For those who don’t know. NaMo is the insane undertaking of trying to write a novel in an entire month. I tried several years and usually by week one I am so far behind that I throw in the towel.

I’ve lost two days of writing already, first to Halloween, which I don’t regret. I never go out or see my high school friends and we have a blast, even got a standing ovation at the karaoke bar for our rendition of “I want you to want me.”

Boo Berry, FrankenBerry and Yummy Mummy

Boo Berry, FrankenBerry and Yummy Mummy

Then yesterday, I was ill (I’ve been fighting a cold all week). Between that, trying to work two jobs and applying to graduate school, I know it will be a fight to fit in enough writing to meet my goal of a complete novel. And that’s ok.

Goals are awesome, but sometimes, I think we get so focused on the outcome we forget why we set the goals in the first place.

Maybe just participating, making a vow to have a month focused on writing is an the real reward. After all, if I only get half a novel written, that’s still have a novel I didn’t have written before.

So my friends, write. Write and write some more. Maybe you will finish a novel in a month, maybe you won’t. But whatever you get down, remember that is something you didn’t have written before.

Also, if you are lacking inspiration, check out these quotes! They are sure to inspire you to write more. 

Writing quotes

I love quotes on writing; they are such a great motivating factor. So I’ve decided to share a few of my favorites with you today!

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
― Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing
The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.
― Anaïs Nin
“The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”
― Stephen King, On Writing
“Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: it’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins.”
― Neil Gaiman
I am a drinker with writing problems
― Brendan Behan
I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all.
― Richard Wright, American Hunger, 1977
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
― Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
― E.L. Doctoro
We must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
― Kurt Vonnegut
You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.
― Madeleine L’Engle
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
― Ernest Hemingway

Hook on writing quotes? Check out the writing quotes tumblr!