Good news friends, it’s the weekend. I bring to you your word of the day! I usually try and get most of my writing done over the weekend as I’m pretty swamped/exhausted during the week. Tomorrow I’ll be talking about how you can fit writing into a busy schedule, but for now I’m going to write briefly about your writing time.
Protect your writing space
NaNoWriMo can be hard when your friends and family aren’t also writers or taking part. Not everyone understands that you take your writing seriously or even that writing is something that takes time.
It’s okay to say no to people.
If you’re in the middle of writing, or you have writing time scheduled? It’s okay to say no when you’re asked to do something else instead. Writing isn’t just a frivolous hobby, and despite many people seeing it that way, your writing is valid. Don’t every forget that.
That’s all I really have to say on the matter, good luck everyone 🙂
: to praise usually to excess
Did You Know?
You may recognize the word laud (meaning “to praise or extol”) in belaud. In fact, belaudwas formed by combining the prefix be- and the verb laud. Since be- can denote both “to a greater degree” and “excessively or ostentatiously,” it perhaps should come as no surprise that while laud may imply praise to a deserved degree, belaud often has the connotations of unreasonable or undeserved praise. Incidentally, both laud and by extension belaud derive from the Latin verb laudare, which in turn traces back to laud-, meaning “praise.” Other descendants of laud- in English include laudatory, laudable, and even laudation, meaning “an act of praising.”
“Several cheers went up. Piccard, unaware of the scene unfolding behind him, seemed to think they were meant to belaud his plan.” — Jake Silverstein, Nothing Happened and Then It Did: A Chronicle in Fact and Fiction, 2011
“We believe it was about 1835 that Mr. Dearborn republished the Culprit Fay, which then, as at the period of its original issue, was belauded by the universal American press….” — Edgar Allan Poe, “J. G. C. Brainard” in The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe, 1850
Hope you’ve had a good Sat, let me know your word counts below 🙂