The NaNoWriMo website has ruined my NaNo life this November. But that’s a post for some other day and it’s not going to stop me from writing. Plus I’m sure they’ll work out the glitches. So I’ve been updating my progress off the website, slowly because remember I’m not following the 50,000 word challenge. My goal was to get as many words down and so far it’s going well.
I mean basically any progress is some progress and if you want to get on this boat with me now going into week 3 please hop on. 💁🏻♀️
Wherever you are now at the midpoint of November just remember:
It’s almost Thanksgiving. I don’t know if this happens to a lot of people participating but right around this time, I tend to *want* to double up on words–like every other day–just to have a *free* day on Turkey Day. Last year I did not have a *free* day because I got sick sometime between week 1 and 2 so I had a few days when I didn’t write anything and had to majorly catch up until the very end. (I still won, but somehow the new website has forgotten that, great.)
So hopefully from now until the 26th (yes I’m giving myself an ‘extra’ day to catch up just in case) I hope I can keep a steady progress to get Turkey day *off*.
Recs for getting through the hump and pushing through the end. Btw I’m doing these myself.
- Drink water (seriously.)
- Set a quiet alarm or reminder for your writing time everyday (even if you don’t write everyday).
- Visualize your story. Use a Pinterest board, chat with a friend about your current work in progress. Articulating your story with others can be helpful.
- Do what feels comfortable for YOU. During this time there’s so much ‘advise’ going around it’s overwhelming, but the one that matters, at least in my opinion, is you and how you can tell your story.
- Keep writing.
Here’s a post I wrote for the NaNoWriMo blog this summer.