Saturday, September 5, 2015

Ways to Start Preparing For National Novel Writing Month

Are you planning to write a novel during National Novel Writing Month (November)? If so, perhaps the following article from Bustle titled 11 Ways You Can Start Preparing For National Novel Writing Month Now by Alex Weiss. In her article, Alex Weiss wrote the following:
Whether you're a first time NaNoWriMo participant or a well-rounded veteran, preparing for it is absolutely essential. The first few days, and even weeks (if you're lucky) will go well. It usually isn't until you're a couple chapters in when you realize you have no idea where your novel is going or why your characters are just standing around aimlessly that problems begin to arise. Don't worry; it happens to the best of us. To battle that, though, I've come up with a few tips on getting a basic understanding of your novel, characters, and plot — as well as lifestyle changes to start getting used to. 
Remember, NaNoWriMo is all about getting words down on the page. It doesn't matter if some of your characters go missing halfway through, or if your plot changes dramatically. Just getting to the 50,000-word goal in 30 days is what you need to keep in mind. If you survive the month and finish, you can always go back and rewrite. (AND YOU SHOULD. THIS IS A FIRST DRAFT, PEOPLE.) And getting the first draft out is what it's all about.
Click on the above link to read the 11 ways to prepare for National Novel Writing Month. Good luck and happy writing!!


  1. Are you going to be participating in NaNoWriMo this year? If you are, I wish you luck! It's on my bucket list to do once I finish school. What am I going to write? I have not clue, but I'm going to attempt it. :)

    1. I'm nor participating in NaNoWriMo this year. I'd love to write a mystery novel some day.It's always been a dream of mine to do. Maybe one day I'll get around to it!!