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Friday, November 4, 2011
NaNoWriMo on Pointe and Random Awesomeness
While my daughters earned their first blisters from going on pointe at the ballet barre,
I wrote 1,431 words in the midst of distractions.
All three of us persevered in pursuit of our dreams.
I love writing.
They both love dance.
We are all willing to work hard for our dreams.
When I asked them if dance was really worth the blisters, they said yes. (Trust me, as a parent, I've asked them many times if they truly want to pursue something so painful, and they keep saying yes)
When I ask myself if the craziness of NaNoWriMo is worth it, I know my answer is yes.
Thankfully, my daughters have amazing dance instructors, and fellow dancers who know the strength and stamina it takes. They encourage one another.
Thankfully, writers like us have fellow writers who know the stamina and mental strength it takes to succeed at NaNoWriMo, and we can encourage one another.
Check out Sommer Leigh's awesome NaNoWriMo Support Group for a list of awesome NaNoWriMo supporters!
And since I'm mentioning awesomeness, I think it's time for more:
Catch Fire with Alex J. Cavanaugh’s release party for Cassafire on February 28th Catch Fire
Spread the Word, Arlee Bird has the A to Z Challenge Blogfest site up and running here A To Z 2012
Do you have any awesomeness to share?
Are you involved with NaNo this year?
Are you willing to get blisters for your dreams?