Achieving Greatness

Leonard Bernstein said:
"To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time."
Isn't that the perfect NaNo peptalk, right there in one sentence?

Let's break it down: when I have enough time to do something, I never start right away. It's human nature - or at least I like to think that. It makes me feel better - to put something off if it isn't urgent. So to start at the beginning of the challenge already not having enough time, you jump right into urgent mode. It's perfect.

I'm planning to give short NaNo peptalks throughout the month of November, but if you're not doing NaNo, never fear! These bits of inspiration are good for everyone, not just people who are crazy enough to write a novel in one month. Feel free to drop in often and tell me what you think of my nuggets.

Happy Writing!


  1. Your plan on the peptalks works for me!

    And I love that quote and have to agree 100%

    During university, I had to work full time, was co-chair of the student council and had a full course load. I got everything done! I got good grades!

    But when I'm not going anywhere, or only have a few things on my to-do list, it's like I can't do ANYTHING.

    I definitely need a time crunch to make me hustle my butt!

  2. That's a great quote. I think it emulates my life :)

  3. Just came from Ali's blog. New follower now.

    Nice ta meet ya!

    And yes, even though I don't do NaNo, this is a great point.


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