We are only a week and a half away from finishing out National Novel Writing Month 2020!

I don’t know if you are anywhere near as excited as I am about that, but I am ready to be done with this book of mine.

You may be feeling the same about your current work in progress, regardless of when you’re writing it.

It’s easy to get frustrated with first-draft manuscripts, which was why the first half of these writing prompts had us letting out our frustrations.

Today, we’re going to keep the love going and return to letters from our characters.

The first prompt of this category had our characters telling us everything they didn’t like about us, but it’s time for them to show some appreciation for the people bringing them to life!

How much do they love the story you’re putting out there?

How are they adjusting to the spotlight?

Just how thankful are they for you taking the time to write their story?

Let your characters shower you with the love of everything you’re doing right, then get write on in to your daily session.

See you tomorrow!

My Response

Dear Andrew,

Thanks for everything you’ve done for me. I know this struggle has been hard for you. I know that, since the start, you have rattled your brains trying to figure out who I am and how to tell my story. If it were up to me, I’d have told you everything you wanted to know from the start, but, as with any other book, is it not just part of the journey? If I’d have given you everything you wanted to know would you have treated this with less sincerity?

I doubt it, of course, because you always give your all to every project. That’s what I chose you. I knew that, even though you’d enter into this with an idea of me being an “example” story that you would treat it as more than such. And you have, haven’t you? You’ve cared more about this story than you’ve let on, and it’s gotten you into more than one temper tantrum along the way.

But that’s why I’m here with you. I picked you because of that passion. I knew you were going to throw yourself into this, look sleep, and get out on the internet looking like a raccoon. But I chose you because I knew you could do it. And would you look at that — you’re almost done.


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