- Tell everyone you are writing a novel in November. Then cook plenty of food for the family and warn them that you are basically out of commission for the month!
- Outline if you want; but don’t worry about trying to do it “right” – just get words on paper
- NO EDITING! Period!
- Find writer buddies – online or in person (or both), they will help you get through it all.
- Set daily goals; if you miss a day, adjust the goals
I didn't finish NaNo last year - didn't even come close. But I have some lofty goals to finish out this year, so I plan on writing like a crazy person and FINISHING this year! Yep - that is the plan!
What about you? Are you joining me in the madness? You can sign up at the NaNoWriMo website if you haven't already. And be sure to “buddy” me if you do! (My username is Christinef).