Mat Morris comes to us as a veteran of the 30-day novel challenge–and not only a veteran, but a wizard, having completed 50,000 words in 24 hours. Enjoy his Pep Talk; we know it’ll fire you up for the challenge ahead!
Greetings, fellow Dream Warriors. Welcome to the beginning of the end.
Most of you don’t know me, and that’s fine. This isn’t about me. It’s about you.
You see, you’re about to embark on a journey that will change your life. You’re about to do something that most only fantasize about. You’re going to take that little voice whispering in your ear, and you’re going to set it free. And I’m going to share with you a dirty little secret that will let you do it.
Everyone has a story to tell.
Now, you might be wondering why I called you a Dream Warrior. And we’ll come back to that. Promise.
More importantly, you might be wondering why someone you’ve never heard of was asked to impress upon you some words of inspiration. Honestly, as I sit here on the night of my deadline, writing what amounts to my third attempt at arranging my thoughts into something coherent, I’m wondering the very same thing.
So, a short bit about me—the current voice in your head.
You see, I was asked to write this because of my past successes in completing these little word challenges. Technically, I’ve completed the challenge of writing 50,000 words in a single month on more occasions than I’ve actually counted. But what seems to impress (read: stupefy) people the most is that, on four occasions, I’ve completed it within a 24 hour period.
Yes. You read that correctly. Continue reading “Pep Talk Week 1: The Dancer and the Nag”