Day 6: I try to keep a notebook with me at all times. This is especially important during NaNo. Keeping something handy to get your thoughts down when you have them is a small but effective way to get those words in for the day. If a notebook isn’t feasible, try using the notes or […]
Day 5: Leave the inner editor in its cage. What you write during NaNo is a first draft. Your ideas, your thoughts. Even well plotted, planned out thoughts will need improvement later. There’s a time and place for the editor to come out and play. But during the month of November, leave the editor alone. […]
Day 4: Writing is hard. A writing marathon is even harder. But it doesn’t have to be a terrible experience. Have some fun with it. Experiment, write outside the box. Sometimes going in another direction can refill that creative well. And to get to the finish line, you need to refill on the daily! Today’s […]
Day 3: We’re starting to settle in now. Regardless of whether you’re a pantser or a plotter, writing is a journey and an adventure. Keep writing and see where it takes you! Today’s Count: 5,001 words Happy Writing!
Day 2 : We all have to remember when writing out these words that they don’t have to be perfect. No matter our process, we just need to get them out. Today’s count: 3,334 words Happy Writing!
It’s Day 1 of NaNoWriMo, kids! Time to hit the ground running and get in our 1,667 words. Everyone have their coffee (or tea if you prefer) and raided your kids Halloween candy? November is the best month to get that story out of you and on paper. It’s the one time of year that […]
It’s here! It’s here! NaNoWriMo 2017! The last few days I’ve shared some tips and questions to help you get in the right frame of mind to start this marathon writing adventure. In case it isn’t obvious, I love NaNoWriMo. A bunch of writers getting together virtually, or physically if you have an active local […]
Daily word count is the bedrock of NaNoWriMo. Here are some tips to making sure you meet that count each day. You’ve asked yourself some basic questions about your story (see what those are here). You’ve gathered the courage to move forward and created a novel on the website. Now it’s time for the work. […]
There may only be a few days left in October, but there’s still time to get your head in the game to hit the ground running by November 1st. You’ve visited the NaNoWriMo website. Made your profile. Connected to a regional team online. Tweeted that you are participating. You’re ready! Except for that one section […]
Writing can be hard. It’s a solitary, isolating profession and sometimes we need a pick me up. These two podcasts accomplish that in their own ways. Having a cheerleader, even if it’s through the speakers of your computer, headphones, or car as you commute, is vital to the self-esteem of a writer. While we may […]