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In fact, especially if no one else agrees with him

Anticipatience

The title of this is a made up word from Kevin Kaiser's newly released ebook @WriMo: A 30-Day Survival Guide for Writers. It is a short read with big goals. The purpose is to encourage writers who enter the National Novel Writing Month marathon that starts 1 November to not only begin, but finish. A herculean task if you've ever tried it. Anticipatience, is a word that Kevin made up that exactly describes the quality you will need to complete the race before you in writing a 50,000 word novel in one month. And he mentions it at the point where you need more than just platitudes and cute quotes to keep going. The entire book is full of just what you need, right when you need it. The format is such that you can read the whole book in one sitting, but it is better to read each day as it comes starting with 30 Days and ending with 1 Day. Each section starts with the number of days remaining, shares an inspiring (or appropriate) quote, then gets to the heart of what you need to gut it out and finish. It isn't enough by itself to get you to do it, but if you have the desire it can aid you along the way.

All proceeds from the sale of the book go to support the future of NaNoWriMo and other writing programs except one. The one thing that can come from the book that doesn't will be your work, your story, and mine. Will I be able to complete it using this book? Ask me on 1 December. Better yet, ask me when you hit the point you need anticipatience and I'll ask you on 1 December.

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