At the Stroke of Midnight…
It’s midnight and NaNoWriMo has officially begun! Here are my last minute tips for those of you out there who are embarking on this fantastic journey with me:
DO NOT EDIT. I don’t mean you can’t fix a misspelled word, but you have to remember that, like any first/rough draft, your story won’t be perfect the first time through.
Make sure you set aside time to write, whether it be getting up a little eariler, skipping out on TV, or writing right before bed. And take advantage of the little bits of time throughout the day, like in the waiting room at the doctor’s office!
Always have a notebook or piece of paper handy (otherwise you run the risk of having to write an epic fight scene on the back of a napkin).
I don’t plan my novel before hand, but something I’ve always found that helped is to take 10 or 15 minutes before you start writing for the day to get a general idea of what is going to happen next so that pesky villian Writer’s Block doesn’t slay you when you are on a roll.
The website, writeordie.com is great for getting ahead.
Good luck everyone!