“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions…”

…Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” Mark Twain

So far since I’ve begun my novel writing journey, I’ve encountered very few who weren’t instant cheerleaders. The same goes for my deciding to take the SMART recovery facilitator training course so I can start a meeting in Charleston. Most people have been super-supportive of both endeavors. I’ve tried not to have much to do with those who found it necessary to be critical of my decisions to better myself and help others through these goals.

It’s day 4 of NaNoWriMo, and I’m ahead of schedule with my writing in general. Considering the week I’ll be losing starting Wednesday for the Tony Robbins event in South Florida, though, I’m pretty much running right on pace to finish with 50k. I made goal trackers on the NaNo website for “Before Tony” and “After Tony,” and I need to be producing a little more than 2k words a day to hit my “Before Tony” goal. Yesterday I barely hit 1,100, despite an hour and a half at the library.

Today I have a fun event: a Meetup I started on Meetup.com for book swapping! We’re meeting this afternoon at my library branch. I have some books I’ll never read pulled from my shelves, and I’m excited to see what others bring. Meanwhile, I’ll arrive at the library an hour and a half early so I can get some writing done. Writing at my house is hard, y’all. Too many distractions. (I don’t want to blame Vinnie, but…)

Email him your support or complaints. He’ll read them from his new pillow on the chair on the balcony.

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