The definition of commitment is:
- the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.: the company’s commitment to quality.
- a pledge or undertaking: I cannot make such a commitment at the moment.
It is, in my opinion, a loaded word because you can attach so much to it and extract so much from its meaning.
NaNoWriMo, in my opinion, is the practical exemplification of the word commitment. In order to adequately perform the challenge, you must commit to writing every single day inorder to fulfill the 50,000 word goal at the end of the month. To break it down numerically, you need to have a minimum of 1,667 words written every day for 30 days to hit those 50,000 words . Or by the page, you must have written almost 7 pages per day of 250 words per page.
Most of the writers I know are far succeeding that minimum every day, myself included. Well, most days, anyway! Life does intervene.
So, as we move towards the end of the second week of NaNoWriMo, let’s keep committed to the goals of:
- writing daily
- writing a minimum of 1667 words
- writing 6-7 pages minimum of approx. 250 words each
- staying focused
And because I am such an avid fan of commitment, here’s a little motivation for you to be so, as well…
When I’m not committed to NaNoWriMo, you can find me committed here:
and I’ve also put together a Pinterest motivation/commitment board as well if you need more inspiration ( and by inspiration I mean looking at some pictures of hot guys telling you to write!)