We are closing in on the end of National Novel Writing Month 2020 everybody.

Like, almost down to the seconds now.

The completion of a manuscript is always exciting, whether it’s during NaNo or not. 

If you’re looking for some extra wind to push you through the last week, let’s bring our focus back to our characters once again.

On the home stretch of the journey, how are they feeling? 

How might they feel by the time this is all over?

Will they reach their goal, or are the rest of us going to have to wait until a book two?

Your characters are probably just as tired as you, and it’s been a long journey for all of us.

Check in with their mental state — perhaps even your own — and then get write on in to your daily session.

See you tomorrow!

My Response


I am tired and weary from this journey, but for me, it is over. There were so many times when I wondered if I would be successful or not. Times I wanted to quit and never give another thought. Anytime things got difficult, I worried about the probability of my success. All I had to do was think of the people I did this for, and that kept me going.

There are times when that brings on a pressure on its own. It isn’t as though I chose to be a leader; it was a role assigned to be at birth. I suppose there are times I would shed that role, if I could. There’s no point in sitting here and wondering what things may have been like, for they’re not any different than they are in the present. No amount of wishing I could be somebody else would make that matter a reality.

I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything, though. All of the ups and downs it came with have proved worth it, in the end. Now, there is happiness and peace. Everything I strove for when I started this mission has seen its way all the way to the end. All of these experiences now exist as nothing more than a memory — and one I hope I don’t forget.

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