For those who have participated in NaNoWriMo this year, the journey has been difficult. I know, for me, the experience has been very hard. It’s easy to get caught up in those comparisons when we see others succeed and we struggle with our works. We question our passion, ourselves, and feel like giving up.
I may not know how you are feeling right now, dear writer. Maybe you feel like me: trying to find your way and wondering where your heart in your work is right now.
But, the uncertainty will never last forever. You will find your way again. Maybe a work needs more time because that’s what will make it great. That’s okay! Never compare yourself to others, especially during NaNoWriMo. Accomplishing a word count of any kind, no matter how big or small, is more than you had before starting.
Tonight, I pray for your health, confidence, and heart in writing. I pray you will not give up and keeping trying, no matter the project. I pray you find the support systems to see you through every pitfall and triumph in the writing life.
I also pray you hold on to the joy of writing, because that is what makes a writer amazing. Not fancy words, a hard work ethic, etc. Those are nice. However, the heart is the key that creates your best work.