NaNoWriMo Prep Master Post

by | Oct 25, 2016 |

crest_square-b23dbe8d9b80265765b27ccd9b5d4811Planning on participating in NaNoWriMo and looking for some help in getting ready? Here’s a master list of my hints and tips to make your NaNoWriMo preparations more effective – and hopefully less stressful!

5 Ways to Get Ready for November – Five things you can do to get your writing environment NaNo-ready.

Counting Words – You know you’re going to count your words for thirty days. But before November 1 rolls around, you should figure out how you’re going to track them.

Harnessing the Trope – Yes, we all want create original things. But if you need some help getting started, don’t overlook the tried and true as a launching pad.

What You Can’t Prepare For – We try to make writing our top priority during November, but sometimes life interferes. And sometimes life is more important.

Beginnings, Ends, and Middles – Getting started, crossing the finish line – and dealing with all the stuff the comes in between.

Ya Gotta Have Friends – You can do it on your own, but it’s easier getting through NaNoWriMo with the help of your fellow writers.

Nesting – Those last minute things that needs to be done before you start.

survivor-guide-3bSurviving 30 Days of Literary Madness is a daybook of support, encouragement and the occasional kick in the pants to help make the stress more bearable and keep your eyes focused on your goal.

For every day of the madness, there is a quote and essay designed to help keep you going at the keyboard, along with pieces about preparation and the noveling hangover that comes in December. There are also pages for those other moments, when you’ve fallen slightly behind — or you realize this may not be a year you cross the finish line. No matter how your November novel experience is going, this book will be a companion for each day.

I’ve posted the introduction and the essay for November 10 on my site as the Amazon preview is…less than robust.

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