So it's November again which means it's National Novel Writer's Month (http://www.nanowrimo.org/). Are any of you participating this year? If you are is there a link?
I think that one of the best things about NaNo isn't the writing itself (though that is very fun as well since it kind of makes it easier to let loose those harsh interior standards that are always whispering in my ear), but the weekly pep talks. Some times it's just folks affiliated with NaNoWriMo, but sometimes they bring in known authors as well, such as Neil Gaiman last year. I think that Philip Pullman will be writing a pep talk this year, but the site is being extremely slow making it difficult to double check.
Anyway, I frequently read Neil Gaiman's pep talk when I'm depressed about my own writing so I thought I'd share.