My NaNo’s progress!
We are over halfway there, fellow NaNoers, but this late in the month, the writing is getting tough. It’s easy to let the excitement carry you through the beginning, but it gets harder and harder as the grind sets in.
We’ve talked about some important tools for your NaNo toolbox: Commitment and Embracing the Suck. This week I want to talk about one more to help you knock NaNo out of the park: the NaNoWriMo community.
NaNoWriMo is tough.
50,000 words ain’t nothing, and getting there by the end of the month is a heck of an accomplishment.
Unless you are lucky enough to engage in NaNoWriMo full time, it might be a bit of a strain to cram all of that writing in on top of your real life. You know, all that stuff you do every day to keep the lights on?
Besides, writing is hard enough as it is.
Here are some tips to make it go a little smoother.
I want to write a story of such profound beauty as to move its readers to tears. I want the plots and characters to be so compelling that my audience can feel them as though they are real. I want to set scenes so perfectly my readers can step into the novel and walk within its pages. I want to write in language so beautiful my readers speak the words aloud just to taste them on their lips.
I want to write a book that will be all things to all people. Continue reading
NaNoWriMo isn’t that hard, right?
At the end of the day, all you really have to do is write 50,000 words of a novel between November 1st and November 30th. It’s just words on a page.
It doesn’t have to be any more complicated than that. Continue reading