It’s week 5 of October….time to find writing buddies.
There are so many places to connect with other writers. Comment down below or search on other blogs. Search Figment or Wattpad. Look on YouTube. Check out the forums on the Nano website.
Here’s some other tips.
- Think positive. Don’t worry about November…worrying won’t help you. Focus on success stories and pray or seek encouragement from friends. When you are in the trenches writing for your life you will have your faith in your writing abilities to fall back on.
- Find a space/time for writing. Routine often helps. It’s great to find or carve out a space before NaNo even stars so you won’t be in panic mode midnight November 1st. Check out YA author, Susan Dennard’s advice on routine. I enjoy going to her blog as often as I can and reading writing tips.
- Make your announcements. Writing a novel is like moving, getting married, having a baby, starting a new career….you can’t not announce it (unless that will completely stomp out your creativity). But I advise you at least announce it on my blog. This will help you with accountability. You have said you are going to write a novel and the world is watching you. It’s what NaNoWriMo is all about. Your stats are out in the open…your word count is pictured on a graph. It’s the perfect time to start working on your book…and complete it!
Can you guys believe it’s next week! National Novel Writing Month 2014 is next week! Wow!
I have huge goals this year. I want to have a novel I can send to publishers, it was one of my New Years’ Resolutions. I’ve been writing and reading all year. I’m not putting all my eggs in one basket but this novel is definitely worth a lot to me.
I’ll see you in November.