21 Tips That Will Help Get You Through The Rest Of NaNoWriMo
Keep your favorite snacks on hand.
And your favorite drinks.
Set up a time to write and honor it, even if it means saying no to hanging out with friends.
Word count is important, but don’t let it bog you down. Your ultimate goal is to finish a first draft, not hit a number!
Write with a buddy. Humans will do just as well as our fluffier companions.
Make your writing space as cozy as possible. You should enjoy being there.
And change up your writing spot if you’re feeling bogged down or blocked out. Coffee shops, book stores, and libraries are always great.
Read advice by other writers.
But don’t feel pressured to follow it 100%. This is about figuring out what works for you, after all.
#writingtips sometimes we listen TOO MUCH to the advice of the wrong people. Don’t let others tell you how to write your story. JUST WRITE
Remember that it’s okay if you’re struggling. You’re writing a novel. It’s supposed to be hard.
Chapter 1: Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck
– Every #NaNoWriMo novel this year
Tear the delete button out of your keyboard. Editing is for the next draft! Just get the words on the page and write!
If you’re in a slump, switch up your writing utensils. Write by hand if you normally use a computer, and vice versa.
Never leave the house without something to write with. You never know when an idea will strike.
Tirelessly consume the genre you’re writing in, whether it’s through books, TV, or movies. Take note of what resonates and what falls short.
Don’t stress if your story has veered off course. Sometimes it’s worth having an open mind about the paths your characters stumble down.
If you’re struggling with parts of your story, talk through them with a friend. Or heck, talk through them out loud with yourself!
If you’re disheartened by the quality of your work, it’s okay! No one’s first draft is a masterpiece. You just have to keep writing to make it better.
“First draft”–the technical term for the debris field left when the idea hit the page.
And most importantly, just write. Write through the anxiety and self-doubt. Write until it becomes a habit, and it feels more unnatural to stop than to keep going.