How to Make Sure Your NaNo Project Isn’t a Hot Mess
Hi guys, I thought I’d share this with you as NaNoWriMo is just around the corner and Kristen Lamb is the queen of NaNo with tons of fantastic and very helpful advice. In this post she’s also invited Jami Gold to share her strategies and hints and guidelines with you. I thought it a fantastic post worth sharing with my writer friends. Enjoy!
I LOVE NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month, which is November). It is a fantastic way to push ourselves and also for new writers to be introduced to a professional pace and a professional attitude. When we do this “writing thing” for a living, we have to write no matter what.
I’ve written books while a toddler stood whacking me with a sword. I’ve written blog posts from hospital rooms or the day after funerals. Life doesn’t stop because we want to “create.” Family gets sick, houses need to be cleaned, and bills need to be paid. Often we have to balance a day job, too.
Though I encourage you all to try NaNo, I offer a caveat. Invest in a little planning.
There are few things more defeating that to a) start off hot and heavy only to write ourselves into a corner or b) invest a month of suffering and…
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