Dear Writer in Me: A Reminder that I can handle NaNoWriMo
Why would you take this on? You know your writing endurance isn’t consistent.
I’m doing it because I want to challenge myself and do something awesome.
But, you won’t finish it. You’ll get overwhelmed between this and regular life and stop soon in.
You know what…?
Dear Writer in Me,
I’m doing NaNoWriMo because I know I can do great things when I have a plan. This event helps keep me accountable, and through it, I will do great things. Those stories I’ve dreamed of will finally find paper and flourish as something publishable for me and/or others. I create beauty when I filter my energy into it.
I know it will be hard, and I know I’ll get stressed. But, I also know that I can work hard and put my mind to it if I really want to. I may feel anxiety, but I will cope. I may feel depressed, but I will smile. I may feel overwhelmed, but I will care for myself. I will create a story worth telling, because what I need to say, what I need to show is something only I can give. Something that only I can do to change people’s perspectives and mindsets.
It is through me that people will experience new ideas and worlds. It is through me that someone will travel and live another life. It is through my work that people will learn and appreciate things they may not considered before.
I can do NaNoWriMo, because I’m a writer. And writers pass on culture, knowledge, and wisdom. I am a writer, which makes me able to do it. Because I want to create something bigger than the world.
And, I will.
Don’t let that voice weigh you down. You do it. I’m right there with you.