NaNo is Coming

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), as I believe I’ve mentioned, quickly approacheth. That means late hours, lots of caffeine, a sense of panic and dread, lack of sleep, madness…Wait, panic and dread? Really?

Here are some ways to overcome your fear of writing 50,000 words in 30 days:

  1. Don’t participate – Run away while you can!

Hehehe. OKAY:

  1. Set your own goal for November; it’s not so much about writing a whole novel as it is actually getting words on paper, isn’t it? IMO, anyway.
  2. Write as much as you possibly can stand to the first week. After that, it gets harder.
  3. Use the Writer’s Block program I shared with you on Monday. Set small goals several times a day. It adds up fast!
  4. Reward yourself when you’ve reached certain milestones. Wrote the recommended 1,667 words for the day? A bag of M&Ms for you!

Not interested in writing a novel? Not interested in writing PERIOD? Hmm. That is a foreign concept to me. Data not computing…malfunctioning…Bzzt..brrssttt…ARGH!

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Author: bethovermyer

Beth Overmyer wears several hats, all belonging to different writers. From fantastical kidlit to everyday popular fiction, Beth pens her work with gusto. In 2008, her screenplay The Method won best comedy at Gotham Screen’s contest, and in 2012, her MG book In a Pickle came out from MuseItUp Publishing.

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