I’m actually having more fun with this than I thought I would.
I know the last three weeks of November are going to be crazy-busy, so I’m trying to get as far ahead as I can during this first only semi-busy month. The first two days I wrote seven thousand words, so in my estimate, I’m doing pretty much ok.
(And yes, now I’m on here, writing a blog post instead of beginning my NaNo writing for day three. But I don’t think I’m procrastinating, because I’ve been planning on writing this post all along.) zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
No, that ^ is not me sleeping, it’s me leaning over my keyboard to fish something out of Novel (my puppy’s) mouth, and I thought I’d leave it, because it’s sort of like her guest posting, right?
Some of my great tips =
Mornings: Those are great times for writing.
Especially if your new puppy wakes you up about two hours before normal.
(Therefore everyone should get a new puppy right before NaNo…
Just be prepared to spend un-counted hours housebreaking, feeding, training and house-proofing for her… Not to mention get ready to pull something out of her mouth every five minutes.
And I hope you don’t need to get an uninterrupted nights sleep.)
Internet: Use it as a reward, even the researching part. You can just leave notes to yourself, where you have to look up something, etc… And don’t get on it until you’ve written a specific amount of words.
*Exception* If like me you don’t have any great soundtracks to movies to work with,
you can look those up on youtube, just make sure that you choose a long one, like 20+ minutes,
so you don’t have to change it. And then down size the window so you don’t see it again.
Blogs: Make sure to give updates, even if they’re just little ones
so all your readers will want to take part in NaNo next year.
Plus, all the other NaNo people who have found your blog through your NaNo info will enjoy it.
(But of course don’t spend mega long times on your blog, else it might turn from blog-writing into procrastinating…. Like that might be what I’m doing right now?)
Advice: Make sure you listen to what the experienced NaNo writers say. Of course you can also listen to the newbies, but make sure to take everything they say with a grain of salt.
(I’m not sure what that saying means, but I do know that salt is really amazingly good and useful…)