I start by saying failing is a strange term. It’s something we can believe even when it’s not true. And when it comes to writing challenges (specifically NaNo), I feel like the biggest failure. I have gotten so many things wrong while writing the past two years.
I do challenges and never finish.
I write words and hate them.
But that’s okay. (I say that a lot but I mean it.)
I didn’t even put my hat in the ring for NaNo this year. At least not officially. I gave myself goals and what I wanted to do, but I never put it into the site. This year I was on my own and it took a lot of weight off my shoulders.
My end goal was to write. And I did.
I didn’t get 50K words. I didn’t finish any projects. But I wrote.
And I think that’s where failing gets tricky. Technically, I failed. But technically, I am farther than when I started.
It’s like fitness programs or working on our mental health. Some days just suck.
Some years just suck.
But we pick ourselves up and we keep going. Each step is one step closer to our goals.
So to all of you that have failed just like me, you did it. You took another step. You made it happen.
Even if you didn’t hit the goal. You pushed yourself. And I’m so proud of you.
Let me know what goals you have for the future in the comments below.