I have ‘liked’ Nanowrimo’s Facebook Page, and this morning they asked about inspiring Post-It notes. I used to have these – when I had a set writing space. Now I have a laptop, and find it easiest to write with my feet up on the couch… not really a great spot for post-it notes. Many fellow Nano-likers however, commented with their Inspirational Post-Its. Here are a few – along with some other quotes that I just happened find about the place… 🙂 There were many, many more than this small selection I have copied here – and no doubt there will be more added after I post this! 🙂
(Yes – I do REALLY love quotes!)
This first quote comes from a Nanowrimo Pep Talk from 2010 (I think?) It was very demotivational, in a brilliant and strangly motivational way… to see what I mean go here: http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/pep/lemony-snicket
And for more pieces of awesome inspiration (ie – more pep talks!) Go here: http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/pep
Oops – I got distracted… quotes….
Writing a novel is a tiny candle in a dark, swirling world. It brings light and warmth and hope to the lucky few who, against insufferable odds and despite a juggernaut of irritations, find themselves in the right place to hold it. Lemony Snicket
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. – Mark Twain
Goals are dreams with deadlines. Diana Scharf Hunt
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. George Edward Woodberry.
Do you need someone to make you a paper badge with the word WRITER on it before you believe you ARE one? God, I hope not. Stephen King
A ship in port is safe. But that is not what ships are made for. John Shedd (< I really like this one… )
And some random others I came across:
It’s not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren’t doing it. – Terry Pratchett.
It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It’s called living.n- Terry Pratchett
There are too many people praying for mountains of difficulty to be removed, when what they really need is the courage to climb them. – Unknown
Osbtacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals. – Friderich Nietzsche
If you don’t have a dream, then how can you have a dream come true? – Theresa Moorey
Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you. Marsha Norman