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Thankful for NaNoWriMo, and you

NaNoWriMo: the home front

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Fiction Writers Review would not be here without you, our readers. We’re thankful for your insightful comments, engagement with the site and participation with this great community of writers and readers.

As we sit down to hearty meals today, or maybe just another Thursday dinner if you’re in India or England, I’ve also got the NaNoWriMo champs on my mind. One week to go! Think of all the ground you’ve covered in the past 25 days, the dedication and discipline that’s been required, the problems you’ve worked out on the fly. Last week, Michael turned me on to GalleyCat’s inspired daily writing tip for NaNoWriMo. I’ve been reading them every day, even though I’m not participating this year. Their Monday tip reminded me of a truth about the writing life I often forget, “It’s not a sprint; it’s a marathon.” So many writers I’ve admired have written some of their best work late in their careers. Sometimes an author’s work doesn’t get the recognition it deserves until he tops 70 or 80. We’re thankful for the long game, and hope you take encouragement from the community here at FWR. We raise a glass to you!

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