In a perfect world, we learn from our mistakes and do not repeat them.
This isn’t that world.
We make minor adjustments, or even worse, make no adjustments, and hope for a better outcome.
We’re shocked when that doesn’t happen.
Denial is more than just a river in Egypt.
But sometimes, we stumble across something that while it may not change the world, it makes our world a little brighter and easier to navigate.
In relation to July 2018 Camp NaNoWriMo, those things are:
Alexandra Sokoloff’s NaNoWriMo Prep. As I mentioned yesterday, it made a world of difference in my prep and planning, and is no doubt, a major factor in my completing my story during the challenge,
Blogging every day. This was more difficult than writing the story but it kept me focused and accountable to myself,
Reaching out to new people. This is never easy and not something I do regularly because honestly, people are strange. (And I do not exclude myself from that.) Not every connection made will be positive or lasting, but kissing a few frogs is worth it when you end up with people who become a regular part of your day, and even better, understand and share your writer’s journey.
I’m adding these items to the plus column and even if I don’t use them every day, November NaNoWriMo is just around the corner!
Day 26 word count – 45,319