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NaNoWriMo With The Help of The Write Practice

The program looks good and I believe in the steps they suggest to finish a book. However, I do not have the money to enroll in the program so I will have to use my discipline to write 50,000 words this month to have the rough draft of my novel. I already wrote over 3K words today. Yay, me! It is worth mentioning what they suggest to have in the program and here they are--

To finish writing a book in 30 days, you need five things:
1. Creativity. We’ll send you daily lessons, pieces of inspiration, and encouragements from our team of authors so you feel like you have everything you need to finish your book.
2. Commitment. To finish a book in thirty days, you need to be committed, but so do your friends, family members, and other important people in your lives. We’ll show you how to get people to buy into your dream of writing a book and get the support you need from your community to finish your book.
3. Check-in. Our team will check in with you every week to see how your writing is going and what help you need to stay on track.
4. Consequences. When you sign up for this program, you’re making a commitment to finish your book, and we’re going to hold you accountable. Depending on which membership level you choose, we will hold $100 as a deposit. Then, if you fail to finish your book by the end of the challenge, we will donate $100 of your money to one of the most hated organizations in the world: the American IRS. If it were legal to burn your $100, we would. But instead we’re doing the next best thing.
5. Critique. Is your book idea interesting? Is your writing working? We all need feedback on our writing, and in this challenge you’ll find out if your writing has what it takes to be great.


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All your life
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Getting Motivated to Write

This is from Bryan Collins and he's from Ireland. He has a blog called, "Become A Writer Today."

I haven't blogged on here since the end NaNoWriMo. I have taken the pledge to edit my rough draft.

I've been very busy this month because my husband had his third open heart surgery.

I wanted to list this here so I can review it if I need to--

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