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Deter | Word Nerd’s Word of the Week

This week’s word is: Deter

The word Deter means to turn aside, discourage, or prevent from acting. It can also mean ‘inhibit’. An example of it in a sentence: The cold weather didn’t deter people from holiday shopping.

Deter in my week

This week’s word came up for me because we are coming to the end of the month and nothing will DETER me from finishing my first draft of this project. I’m fully committed to completing it! With so many people participating, the list of deterrents is quite varied, but we don’t have to turn aside from our completion goals. I’ve been offering sympathy and encouragement to others on the NaNoWriMo website and on social media too. Discouragement has set in for a few, but now that we are in the home stretch, I won’t be deterred.

What isNaNoWriMo Deter NaNoWriMo?

NaNoWriMo is the abbreviated name of National Novel Writing Month. It’s a month-long event for writers of all kinds. “NaNo” (Another common Abbreviation) takes place every November, and this is my first year of participation. Essentially, it’s a contest that you have with yourself to write at least 50,000 words in 30 days. My “I Signed Up” post has more details about what I’ve pledged to accomplish this year.

Connect with Q

If you’re signed up for NaNoWriMo too and want to be my writer-buddy on that platform, my user name is Quartknee – I know, shocker, right?

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