Thursday, October 31, 2013

Tips for NaNoWriMo

A few quick tips for those of you participating in NaNoWriMo this year:

1. Commit and sign up

2. Outline

3. Divide up your daily word count for the month

4. Write in small time increments

5. When you hit your word count goal for the day stop writing

6. Sprint

7. Get support from fellow writers and the people in your home

8. Let some things slide

9. Trim your nails

10. It's okay if you fall short of the 50,000 words in 30 days!

Good luck! I'm cheering for all of you!!!


  1. Great advice! I especially love the trim your nails! You're absolutely right--you cannot type fast with long nails. I loved it, and it made me chuckle. Good luck with your awesome publishing plans!

  2. I do have to say, though, that I don't usually go with #5. I like to get ahead as much as I can while I'm on a roll, so I'll definitely keep going if I'm enjoying my scenes. :)

    In return for your advice, I hope you don't mind if I share mine (even though you're not NaNo-ing this year).