I know it's only the second day into NaNoWriMo, but I have a few tips that I want to share with those that will be participating that I believe will help you get through the month.
Before you begin to write, limit distractions by turning off the internet, television and phone. I always have music playing because that helps me when I need some inspiration, but I sometimes watch YouTube videos while I write as well. Not only does it help me with stream of conscious (and that can have some good scenes come out) but when I need a break, I just shift my eyes and watch a video. Besides, I'm a multi-tasker, so it doesn't really bother me.
Create a Writing Ritual
Creating a writing ritual is important, decide how long you are going to write for and keep to it and write. Keep to this routine, your writing habit every day and it will become habitual. Make sure you a have a set time of day that's perfect for you to write. Not only will it help you get into the habit, but then you have no excuse not to write when you have the time set aside for it.
Forget About It
When you're done with your novel forget about it. But for only a few months. It'll give you time away from it so when you go back to edit you can look at it with fresh eyes. And you may flinch because the first drafts are usually pretty bad. So after a few monthsn you can start editing and rewriting.
After you reach your target NaNoWriMo goal and get to your 50,000 words (or even 20,000 if that was a goal) you’re a winner. So go celebrate. But don't stop writing if the novel isn't done. You have your habit, stick to it until you think you're finished. But you deserve some time for celebration either way.
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