Encouragement Pages-11/22/2021

As we go and celebrate Thanksgiving here in the States, I want you to be grateful.

Whatever you have written up onto this point.

Be grateful.

It is always the scariest part right before you begin, yes. But it is complete joy when you finish.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

HERE WE GO AGAIN: National Novel Writing Month

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HAPPY NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH!

I have designated September as BACK TO WRITING MONTH. With that in mind, November is NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH! This is the time that the brave and imaginative try to write a book–a novel–in the space of 30 days. This is a time of joy, fright, expectation, palpitation and motivation!

A novel is composed of at least 40,000 to 50,000 words minimum. Some word counts are 80,000-100,000 words. From that, let me give this a math (and we will go at the minimum count here):

250 words (typed, double spaced)= 1 page

50,000 words/250 words=200 pages

200 pages/30 days=6.67 pages/day.

The question really is: Can you write 6, 7 pages a day?

Depending on how fast your type, you can do 6-7 pages! This is not impossible. You can do it! Whether you are a pantser or a plotter–it can be done!

Are you in?

I am.

Don’t be stressed out, Scribes, Oracles and Linguistic Acrobats. We got this!

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris