Posted by on Nov 16, 2019 in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) | 0 comments

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<p>“Mama!”  she cuts me off. “I don’t care how it’s spelled! <strong>This is just my sloppy copy. </strong> I just want to get the story down now while it’s in my head and I will  make it neat and spelled right later.”</p>
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<p>My friends, THIS, is the exact energy you should be bringing to NaNoWriMo. </p>
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I glanced down at the story my 6 year old is writing.

“Is that supposed to be kitchen? Because kitchen is K-I-T—”

“Mama!” she cuts me off. “I don’t care how it’s spelled! This is just my sloppy copy. I just want to get the story down now while it’s in my head and I will make it neat and spelled right later.”

My friends, THIS, is the exact energy you should be bringing to NaNoWriMo.

Let the story spill sloppily from your head.

Get it down now, get it right later.

Don’t sweat the spelling, the syntax, the story structure.

This is just your “sloppy copy.”

You can make it neat and spelled right later.

Who knew you really did learn everything you needed to know for NaNoWriMo success back in kindergarten?