On Life

Be The Little Engine That Could (#NaNoWriMo)

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I remember it well. The Little Engine That Could was one of my favorite books as a kid. I loved that the underdog, that little engine, could fight the odds and make it up and over the mountain. We were rooting for that little engine. We wanted that little engine to defy the odds and show us its gumption.

And now, many years later, I’m writing. I’m proving I’ve got gumption. I’m going to finish novel #2, and I’m so close. I can taste it. I’m just about at the top of the mountain—at the crest—and ready to coast down the other side.

Be that little engine, I tell myself. Keep going. If I can do it, you can do it. It’s #NaNoWriMo (that’s National Novel Writing Month for those of you who don’t know what that means), and we’re all working to complete a novel during the month. Because it’s kind of a big challenge for writers, I thought I’d string together some of my all-time favorite quotes from writers about writers or just some inspirational quotes to help push you along in your projects.

Good Luck. Now go make it over that mountain.

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