Motivation/Consequences: Beth Vs. NaNo

So, I took a break from writing yesterday, as I usually do on Sundays. BUT I did some plotting. And I did some more plotting today. And I am so excited I can’t even…I think that’s why I accidentally wrote two NaNoWriMo posts and, er, posted them. Oops. Forgive me? Please?

Here’s a picture of a blue crab to make up for it:

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But now I need some motivation to finish NaNoWriMo. I’ve done it three or so times (not including Camp NaNoWriMo), but have never quite made it to the required 50,000 words before December 1st. SO. If I…fall short this year…there needs to be consequences. Fun consequences, because that’s how I roll.

MOTIVATION.

What should happen, should I fail to write 50k next month? These are your options:

A) I’ll do an audio reading of the first page of my middle grade project “How NOT to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse”

B) I’ll read the song of your choosing in either an awful Irish, French, Cockney, English, or Russian accent.

C) A free e-copy of In a Pickle to one random commenter

And now I’ve written yet another post about NaNoWriMo.

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Something tells me^ you’ll live

Are You Ready for Some NaNo(WriMo)?!

Anyone else doing National Novel Writing Month this year? If so (even if NOT) here is a must-have and must-do list for you:

  1. Watch NaNoMusical by WeTangent on Youtube
  2. Or listen to the soundtrack (and buy it. Please?)
  3. Visit the NaNoWriMo website, but of course
  4. You NEED caffeinated mints
  5. BACK UP YOUR WORK!
  6. Get outline advice
  7. This awesome post/site CLICK
  8. Read and apply this book on self-editing post NaNo

My book this year will be YA, a category I’ve never done for NaNoWriMo. The Maze Runner meets The Missing meets The 100. That’s the idea, anyway. So, during November, my fantasy novel will be put on hold. Bring forth the dystopian young adult! I’m ready >:)