Sunday, 23 October 2016

Getting Ready for NaNoWriMo: Simple Tips for Beginners

The countdown has begun around here. Just 8 ½ sleeps until NaNoWriMo 2016 begins!

Are you ready?

This is a good week to fill your freezer with easy to reheat meals, to finish monthly tasks or delegate regular chores so that your November calendar has lots of time for writing.

It’s also a great time to give your family and friends a warning that, although you still love them, your priority in November is getting those 50,000 words out of your head and onto the page in this great November novel writing challenge.

If you’re planning your plot and developing your characters in preparation, it’s time to get organized. Use a system that lets you easily cross check details to keep the words coming as your fingers fly over your keyboard.

Stock up on your comforts: chocolate, tea or coffee, cozy blankets, amazing bath salts. You’ll need them to celebrate successes and to nurture yourself through the inevitable stumbling blocks in your mad dash to Win.

Make a little note about why you’re taking the NaNoWriMo challenge on this year. Use colour, make it personal. Post the note in a prominent spot, so you can remind yourself throughout November that yes, this wild ride really is worth it to you!

You can do it! 

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