Monday, 4 November 2013

Discipline and a Competition

Now that I'm into the discipline of writing the suggested daily number of words for NaNoWriMo, the same thing is starting to happen as last year. As well as the official novel I'm attempting to draft during November, I'm finding it's making me a little more organised in general about all my writing.

In between, I'm also trying to finish redrafting the next short novella in the Aphrodite and Adonis series to get that submitted. Hope this energised work ethic lasts! Can't help thinking it's something to do with this being my favourite time of year when the colder weather makes me feel more alive.

For those who prefer the warmer part of the year, you might be interested in the short story competition from Harper's Bazaar. The theme is spring, maximum of 3,000 words, and the closing date is 13th December.

And to keep us all motivated, here's a very wise proverb I came across:

"If you want to do something, you will find a way. If you don't want to do anything, you will find an excuse."

Happy writing,


Wendy's Writing said...

Oh, how I do so agree with the proverb. If I truly want something I do try to go all out to get it.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

I think we're all the same, Wendy!

Vikki said...

Good luck! I think I need some of that discipline!!

Jean Bull said...

That's so true, Rosemary!
I have it stuck up on my wall!

Joanna said...

That's a brilliant proverb, Rosemary, and so true.

Good luck with NaNoWriMo! x

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Vikki!

A good place to put it, Jean!

Isn't it just, Joanna!