What NaNoWriMo Did for My Copywriting Business

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I fell short . Way, way short. National Novel Writing Month’s (NaNoWriMo) finish line ended at 50,000 words in 30 days. I wrote a paltry 3,000 words in a week.

I signed up with good intentions, mind you. Feel free to chuckle at my feeble and most embarrassing attempt to write a novel. I’m giggling, too.

It’s not a bust, however. Written words, no matter the length, are better on the page than off. If I choose to go back and work with my characters, they’re waiting for me.

In the meantime. I got busy building a web presence. NaNoWriMo fell by the wayside but my brand grew.

I met my goal. That’s what counts. In November, I got Big Grey Horse Media and another blog, Elizabeth’s Legacy, running. There’s much work to do on both but now I’m writing for my clients and for me. I’ve joined the social media revolution with tweets, blogs and soon-to-come Facebook pages. I’m proud of that!

Keep after your dreams. It’s worth it to start something, even if you don’t finish.

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About Laura Townshend 91 Articles
Laura's a native Texan. Besides loving Texas and horses, she's a marketing consultant, writer, and blogger who lives in the western Hill Country of Central Texas with her husband, their daughter, and a bunch of dogs and cats. Reach her at laura@biggreyhorse.com.

2 Comments Posted

  1. Your brand grew and you’ve joined the social media revolution. Doesn’t get any better than that, Laura!

    I commend you, especially for being right off the cuff about writing only 3000 words for NaNoWriMo. So what?! That’s 3000 more than you started with, right?

    Your authenticity has more value than all the words in the universe.

    • Aw, thanks for the kind words, Melanie! You’re right about NaNo — when I want to go back, I’ve got a little story to finish. Right now, it’s all about growing my brand. I’m proud of every step! I think we have to consider everything we do…small and large.

      Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a Happy New Year!

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