As you may know, I am participating in this year's NaNoWriMo. 50,000 words in thirty days.
For the next thirty days, this will be my inner pep talk:
1. I will run with my words, free of any guilt about neglecting anything as they are all in good hands.
2. I will write what my heart dictates, even if it turns out to be something I can never show you.
3. I will keep my inner critic silent, but listen to my inner editor (at least once in a while).
4. I will let my characters take me to places I have never been, do things I have never done, and say things I never would.
If I don't see you over the next thirty days, please remember that I love you all. If you happen to see me, all haggard and unkempt, losyang* and dishevelled, know that it is because I am making good progress on my goal. (But, please do tell me if I am beginning to smell bad. I think I would appreciate that.)
*Losyang - Filipino slang term for "old hag" or "old witch"