Only a few more days left in Nanowrimo, and for those (like me) who are still working towards that golden 50k glimmering somewhere off in the distance here are a few more tips for getting there.
Since it’s National Novel Writing Month, I will take a break from feverish word counting and toss out some advice to fellow Nano-ers.
One of my major problems when writing (during Nano or any time) is focusing too much on getting my characters from point A of the plot to point B. They go here, they go there, they do this thing, they do the other thing... but all that’s happening is happenstuff. I completely forget to include setting details, characters’ thoughts and emotions, foreshadowing, and a whole host of other important elements.
National Novel Writing Month is in full swing and I was crazy enough to sign up this year.
The trouble is, between furious blogging, two jobs, researching colleges, finishing our basement, and driving siblings to innumerable music lessons, I’m not going to have a lot of extra time this month.
I’m not a first-timer, since I did Nano last November and two Camp Nanos over the spring and summer. Therefore, I am not new at all to the feeling of being hopelessly behind in a word count goal that seemed impossible to begin with.
So if I’m not going to make my word count anyway, why am I doing Nanowrimo? Here’s why I think everyone should do it:
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