Words of inspiration

Outskirts Press has over 12,000 followers/fans on its Facebook page at http://facebook.com/outskirtspress — and some of our most popular posts have been inspiring quotes that we’ve shared to our writing community.  As we begin the second full business week of NaNoWriMo, I thought I’d share a few quotes that seem particularly appropriate for those of us attempting to write 50,000 words in 30 days during National Novel Writing Month:

“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” ~ Richard Bach

“If you wait for inspiration to write; you’re not a writer, you’re a waiter.” ~ Dan Poynter

“Write your first draft with your heart. Rewrite with your head.” ~ Mike Rich

“Fiction does not spring into the world fully grown, like Athena. It is the process of writing and rewriting that makes a fiction original, if not profound.” ~ John Gardner

“You can’t think yourself out of a writing block; you have to write yourself out of a thinking block.” ~ John Rogers

“You fail only if you stop writing.” ~ Ray Bradbury

Keep on writing, fellow WriMo’s!

My NaNoWriMo stats for November 10, 2014:

Average Per Day 1753
Words Written Today 1730
Target Word Count 50,000
Target ~ Words/Day 1,667
Total Words Written 17538
Words Remaining 32,462
Current Day 10
Days Remaining 21
At this rate, you’ll finish 26-Nov
Words/Day to finish on time 1,546