I'm going to cut right to the chase:
Please stop sending me emails.
At first, I get excited that I have a personal email, or that someone has commented on this blog.
And then, disappointment.
Disappointment when I see that the email is from YOU.
Every "pep talk" email you send me, is a constant reminder that I have failed. It's like you are stabbing me over and over and over every time I see you in my Inbox.
One, two, three emails a week. Three emails telling from authors telling their "story" of how they overcame writer's block, or found that nugget of a story buried deep within themselves, or how without guidance, blah blah blah, they would have never made it (sorry, I don't really know the details, as I don't really read these emails.)
And the worst part? These are GENERIC emails. I feel like you don't even know me. Your emails say things like, "By now you're well on your way!" and "You'll have reached the 25,000 word mark as of yesterday" and "Don't you feel so good about yourself?".
What will it take? For you to Stop. Emailing. Me.
I will fully admit that I failed. F.A.I.L.E.D. I only uploaded 1600 words. I did not reach my goal.
(I think it's funny, though, that I've written 7000 words on my blog the month of November...)
And if I see a generic "Congratulations! You did it!" email on December 1, I seriously might come after you.
NaNoWriMo, you're on notice.