So, in 2015 I stepped up and made the commitment. And I crushed it. It wasn't about having a beautifully polished manuscript at the end of the month. It was about setting a goal and reaching it. And I ended up have so many words, so many pages that I could work off of (After more writing and lots of edits, my 2015 NaNo book is under contract and comes out in March of 2017!).
I signed up for NaNo again this year but am nervous about meeting the 50K goal. 2016 brought a multitude of sad news and medical issues to our family, which has been another time suck. However, I want to make a commitment, make goals, push myself.
Here's my challenge for you. Make a goal. Start small if you have to. It could be 100 words a day. Or 500 words a week. It doesn't have to be the 50K NaNo challenge. Maybe you have a WIP that needs to be finished. Not a writer? Make a reading goal. How many books are you going to read this month? Are you an editor? How many manuscripts will you read and edit this month?
Work for it. Achieve it. And be proud of it.