When I was participating in my first November NaNoWriMo
a few years ago, I remember vividly one of my associates at
work asking me, Do you have what it takes to complete the
I thought about for a few seconds and then said, Of course I
have what it takes! Well, this must shocked her because she
never asked me again when I embarked on subsequent
I had and have full confidence in my abilities to participate
in this competition. I don’t put undue stress and unrealistic
goals on myself. I just sit down and write every day. And that
is motivation enough. And ANYONE can do that. You don’t need
to be a rocked scientist or have a doctorate. You just have
to sit down and put the hours writing.
I am very different from some writers and writing coaches. I
believe that ALL OF US can become writers, not only a select
few. Therefore, I also feel that ALL OF US has what it takes to
do the NaNoWriMo. So, if you’re wondering whether you have
what it takes, stop stressing over that thought and just start
writing. Because writing will beget writing and there is
nothing better than just simply sitting down and writing
consistently for your self-esteem.
So, my answer to all of you fellow writers is, OF COURSE
YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES. JUST HAVE CONFIDENCE
IN YOURSELF AND WRITE AND THE REST WILL TAKE
CARE OF ITSELF.
Didn’t mean to scream at you….but I am very passionate
about this topic and I would hate anyone to miss out on a
wonderful life of writing just because someone told you that you
didn’t have what it took to write. How should they know? Only
you. So, go ahead, prove them wrong.
~ Happy writing!