Saturday Writing Quote — practice a little kindness

Plum Lovely — acrylic by Christine Vandeberg (used with permission)

This is the last of my quotes focused on process and commitment for those of you participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I hope you met your own challenge, whether you got to 50K (or the revision equivalent) or not. The point was to plunge in, to take the risk, to focus on creating something that didn’t exist before, transferring your vision to the page. If you wrote any words, 500 or 50,000, you made progress. And you learned some things about craft and process and, most importantly, yourself.

Look, we’re all figuring it out. Every book, every creative endeavor, is a new challenge, a new education, so be open to the process, open to failing, but also stay focused and stay organized and be kind to yourself.”
– novelist and playwright Lance Rubin, quoted by Natalia Sylvester on Writer Unboxed, 1/5/18

Go forth and celebrate!

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