As you can see on the box to your right, I won the National Novel Writing Month challenge to write 50,000 words in 30 days. (To put that in perspective, most published novels are between 70,000 and 100,000 words.)
It was an incredible experience. I pushed my limits, and I discovered a lot of things about myself as a writer and as a person.
I learned that I really can write everyday. I’ve been disappointed in my lack of discipline (as my dirty house can attest), and now I know how much I can discipline myself with the right motivation. I feel pretty darn good about myself.
Habits are gifts. They are empowering. I believe habits are the key to accomplishing anything. I encourage everyone to take the challenge to build a new habit, whether it be exercising every day, waking up when your alarm first goes off, keeping the house clean, or writing every day. If you can do it for 28 days, you can do it forever. Isn’t that incredible?