Are any of you participating in NaNoWriMo? We're only ten days in, folks. Don't collapse now. Press on! As I mentioned before, I am using NaNoWriMo as a means to propel me to finish Thorn and Shadow by the end of November. I should be able to do it. I'm past 77,000 words, and I've got another, say, 20,000 to go.
You want to know the secret to completing the NaNoWriMo? Here it is: write. Make yourself write every day, folks. I don't care if you've got diarrhea, dentist appointments, family reunions or gout, make yourself sit down every single stupid, sweaty day and pound out the words. You don't have to like it. You don't have to want to do it. Wrest control of your own self and make it sit before the computer and write.
And that, gents and dames, is the secret to completing NaNoWriMo. Enjoy.