It’s week four WriMos! You have broken 40,000 words and it is all smooth sailing from here. Remember the effortlessness of week one when you had all the energy of a youthful young prodigy in the prime of his or her creativity explosion? Well get ready to feel that way again because there are only seven days left and all you have to do is wind down that story! You are on your way to finishing a novel, being able to introduce yourself as a writer (or novelist, if you prefer), and being able to say “suck it” to all the haters who said you would never make it.
You have got this my friend.
To help you along your road to victory, we have compiled fifteen of the most motivational, inspirational, stand-on-the-skulls-of-your-enemies victory songs we could find (seriously there are two Queen songs on here) to keep you focused, pumped, and ready to pop champagne when you complete your final keystrokes.
“EYE OF THE TIGER” – SURVIVOR
An obvious, yet classic choice to help you on the final 10,000 word climb. You are Rocky and this is your training montage!
“AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH” – MARVIN GAYE & TAMMI TERRELL
There ain’t no mountain high enough to keep you from completing this novel!
“DANGER ZONE” – KENNY LOGGINS
You have to take your writing to the limits!
“I NEED A HERO” – BONNIE TYLER
You are a hero, a word hero!
“CARRY ON WAYWARD SON” – KANSAS
The perfect song for when your energy starts to wane and you feel like you will never make it to the end. There will be peace when you are done~
“ST. ELMO’S FIRE” – MIKE & THE MECHANICS
This song is crazy inspirational AND from one of the greatest 80’s movies ever made. This is your time, keep writing!
“DON’T STOP BELIEVIN'” – JOURNEY
Speaking of crazy inspirational: keep believing in yourself, push forward, and get those words down!
“DON’T STOP ME NOW” – QUEEN
For when you remember that this writing thing is so fun you might just never stop.
“THE FINAL COUNTDOWN” – EUROPE
Your word count is leaving the stratosphere and your life will never be the same!
“HEROES” – DAVID BOWIE
On December 1st you will be a hero.
“BAT OUT OF HELL” – MEATLOAF
The way you will be writing when you realize the ending in near.
“FLASHDANCE… WHAT A FEELING” – IRENE CARA
At the beginning of the month your novel was nothing but a small glowing dream, and you’ve cried, and you’ve laughed, and what a feeling it will be to type “the end”!
“WALKING ON SUNSHINE” – KATRINA AND THE WAVES
Almost done! Get ready to dance.
“WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS” – QUEEN
The ultimate song for ANY VICTORY ANYWHERE! Stand up and take a bow my friend, you’ve done it.
“(I’VE HAD) THE TIME OF MY LIFE” – BILL MEDLEY & JENNIFER WARNES
It was tough, but wasn’t writing a novel in a month also the experience of a lifetime? Take a breather, then start plotting the next one!