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A motivational thought for the end of Nanowrimo

Nanowrimo is rapidly coming to its conclusion. For many participants this is the end. For a few this is merely the beginning.

Whether you completed the goal of fifty thousand words is beside the point now. You've either done it or you haven't. It's as simple as that. But more importantly this entire month was a test. Part of that test is to find out if you had fun writing. If you did then you have succeeded in the exercise of Nanowrimo. If this was not fun, then you have still learned something.

Throughout the month I've been staying motivated by listening to lectures by Alan Watts. His lectures are always illuminating to me.

I think this particular video is especially apt for those who wish to continue in the spirit of Nanowrimo.

6 videogame soundtracks to spur your Nanowrimo creativity

6 videogame soundtracks to spur your Nanowrimo creativity

 

Some writers prefer to work in complete silence. Others find some simple ambient sound like rain or the buzz of a coffeeshop to keep their brain focused on the task at hand. 

But for many writers, music is what helps shift the mind into that elevated creative zone. The right music can set the tone for the ideas that are going to come forth, or can be used to help relax the writer as they sit contemplating just the exact words they want to use. 

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