You got this, and I got you

We’re halfway through National Novel Writing Month. Have you reached the point of exhaustion yet?

I was powering through at approximately 2000 words per day until a few days ago when the exhaustion suddenly set it. Where words once came easily, now it felt like I had to reach into my brain and pull out the words with tweezers through my eye sockets.

Wow, that was graphic.

The point is, I’m exhausted, you’re exhausted, we’re all exhausted, but we’ll keep going. You know why? Because we have a goal.

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eye off your goal.” Henry Ford

Whether its exhaustion, work, kids, or something else that’s getting in the way, instead of seeing the obstacles as a wall, think of them as hurdles. When you keep your eye on the goal, you can hop, climb, skip or jump over the barriers that come along the way.

You’re running a marathon, and you just have a few more hurdles before you reach the end. You can’t put all your training to waste and give up now.

If you feel like giving up, reach out to me. I’m here for you. That’s the point of having a Municipal Liaison — someone to help you get through the chaotic and stressful month that is NaNoWriMo. Hit me up on Facebook, or email

You got this, and I got you.

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Jessica Trudel

Jessica Trudel has been a freelance writer and editor for over a decade. She is an outspoken advocate for mental health awareness, and a supporter of the arts in Northern Ontario.

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