Finishing a Story

The first sentence is down and the story is moving along. This is so easy, how can anyone say that writing is hard? Then page five comes, or page ten, and the energy that carried the story to this point disappears. The easiest thing to do at this point is to stop the story and move on to something, but this is just the reason that writing is hard. The ability to stick with a story is one that will make a successful writer. Getting to page fifty or hundred will give the greatest feeling when finished, but each word might be painful. That is why it is said that writing such a difficult thing to do and people are warned away from it.

NaNoWriMo is very useful to develop that skill because it encourages you to finish the book. Once a person can write 50, 000 words in 30 days, finishing other stories are much easier. With the websites for NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo, there is also others to encourage continuing with the story. When there is peer support it is easier to get the story finished. And deadlines are great motivations.


About heathersdomain

I'm B. Heather Mantler. I have been a writer for most of my life, with my primary focus being novels. In 2010 I learned how to finish a book through NaNoWriMo and have since used NaNoWriMo sessions (November and Camp) to write my fantasy series The Kings of Proster. I also have other novels out; Committed to Her Enemy, Chenarcor, Princess or Pirate, and A Thief In Search of a Baby. I've always got another book on the go. You can find me on Twitter under B. Heather Mantler. Also if you have any suggestions, or things you want to me to write about, send me an e-mail at To help me out financially:

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