#TantanganMenulis – Age-otori

Beberapa orang menganggap bahwa rambut adalah mahkota bagi wanita. Padahal, bukan cuma wanita yang merasa seperti itu. Banyak juga pria yang sangat memperhatikan rambutnya.

Walau saya kadang tak mengerti, apa yang bisa divariasikan dari rambut yang hanya sejumput? *ditendang

Saya merasa begitu karena saya sendiri sering merasa bingung saat hendak mengubah penampilan. Katanya, cara paling gampang adalah dengan mengubah potongan rambut.

Ada benarnya. Karena, kalau potongan rambut kita salah, susah untuk tetap tampil percaya diri.

Apa kalian pernah merasa seperti itu? Saya pernah.

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#TantanganMenulis — Pochemuchka

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Terkadang, saya bingung kenapa saya sangat ingin menjadi seorang guru. Saya sudah pernah menjelaskannya di tiga bagian ‘Kenapa harus jadi guru’ (part one, part two, part three). Hanya saja, saya tetap sering bertanya, “Kenapa?”

Pertanyaan itu muncul karena terus terang saja, saya tidak tahan dengan orang yang terlalu banyak bertanya.

Malahan, saya bukan orang yang gampang menjelaskan apa yang ada di dalam pikiran saya kepada orang lain. Terutama tentang step-by-step.

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#TantanganMenulis – Boketto

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Suatu malam, saya sedang asyik scroll timeline Twitter dan menemukan RT dari Clara Ng. Gambarnya seperti yang tercantum di atas. Saya langsung jatuh cinta dengan kata itu.

Apakah kamu pernah melakukan hal yang kurang lebih sama?

Hanya duduk sambil menikmati suasana sekitar. Menatap langit tanpa memikirkan apapun.

Saya adalah seorang yang menikmati saat-saat sendirian. Saya sering asyik dengan pikiran saya sendiri. Kadang saya malah lelah dengan “ramainya” pikiran saya.

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A New Beginning

December 2.

I hardly believe that NaNoWrimo already over, for this year.

When I read about NaNoWriMo and decide to participate, actually, I didn’t expect that it would be tough.

I am unemployed, I’ve got nothing to do. That’s why I was almost sure I could make it easily.

And, it wasn’t that simple.

Even though I have nothing important things to do, but I’m (still) human.
I was getting bored, mostly cause I was tired. Why tired? Cause I was pushing my self too hard. Why I push my self too hard? Cause I want my first year ended up great.

Well, at least, I’ve learned so much from NaNoWriMo.

I started NaNoWriMo 2012 with lack of knowledge, back to that time, I was only the person who want to be writer.

Thankfully, because of NaNoWriMo, I could proudly call my self as a writer.

No, NaNoWriMo not give me the ‘writer’ badge.

I was talking about the euphoria.

The euphoria of NaNoWriMo made me realize, this is what I really want.

I want to write, write and write.

I want to talk, read, sing about what I write.

I want to be a great writer.

And the main thing about writer is they write.
No matter how trashy is your writing, at least you try. You wouldn’t be good writer if you never start write something.

You might have plenty of ideas but if you can’t execute that idea or at least, try to execute, you will go nowhere.
Because of NaNoWriMo, I met those amazing people, ups, sorry, I mean,writer. They support me, pushing me to keep writing, never underestimate me and give me so much helpful advice.
Thanks to Martina, Jack, Rebekah, Linda, Donna, Mary, and other friends from National Novel Writing Month group on Facebook. I can’t thank you enough for everything that you all done to me. Thanks for sharing, supporting and caring. Love you all!

Thanks to Becca and Matt Pike, my mentor. Thanks for the the advice, the writing tips. And for Matt, thanks for letting me join with the girls’ group, with Jen, Amber, River, etc. Thanks for the amazing conversations!

NaNoWriMo 2012 is officially over. But, I believe, it would be a new beginning for our writing career. Year by year, we would getting better. And, thanks for helping me through my first year. Can’t wait to participate on NaNoWriMo 2013!

Cheers!

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Keep Calm, Be Brave and Write!

Day 18, right?

For me, it’s day 19.

And, please tell me that am not the only one who during their first nano feel horrible, awful, lack of progress and about to give up.

But, no, no, no!

We can’t give up. I won’t give up. We better never give up on our dream.

This is your dream, right?

Remember when you prepare your self to start this month, how excited you was when you knew November is coming, how you convince your self that you can make it.

Since I am the great procrastinator, it was hard for me, to make writing a routine.

I did my best, I push my self, I noted that I have to write, at least a word every day. Even better if I could write more, 2000 words per day, perhaps?

But, it not that easy.

I used to write for my self, no pressure, only pleasure.

I want to take it easy, but since I am perfectionist ambitious pessimist, somehow I think it was bad bad bad idea to participate nanowrimo this year.. with almost no preparation.

I promise to my self that I would be more prepared, getting better in time management, make sure that I know WHAT I love and HOW to write it.

Now, I have nothing left to do but write.

I wish you all doing great with your writing.

I wish you not get writing block. I pray that nothing bad happened to you. I wish you not feeling down and procrastinate writing.

I have good feeling that we (yes, me and you who read this -and participate in nanowrimo) would make it.

We already make this far and we have to finish it.

Keep calm, be brave and write.

You can do it. I can do it. We can do it.

Cheers!

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