NaNo Day 25: Checking In

It’s Monday.  Does that ever sound good to anyone?  That has nothing to do with today’s post.  I was just wondering. So, we’re on day 25 of NaNo.  Howya doin’?  We’ve got 5 days left (6 if you count today) so I figured it’s time for a check-in. If you’re doing traditional NaNoWriMo of 50,000…

NaNo Day 24: Challenge

I challenge you.  Or rather, I’m strongly suggesting you challenge yourself today. Challenge yourself to do a little more in terms of word count or however you measure productivity.  A hundred extra words?  An extra hour?  An additional chapter edited?  You can do it! Why today?  Three reasons: 1.  It’s the weekend, so you should…

NaNo Day 23: Quote

WARNING: LANGUAGE NOT SUITABLE FOR KIDS OR WORKPLACE. NaNo is shit. Shit rolls downhill. Shit happens. Get your shit together. Shit bricks. Funny shit. Stupid shit. Hard shit. Piece of shit. Full of shit. I don’t give a shit. Shit fire (and save matches). Eat shit and die. It’s the shit. It’s the shits. No…

NaNo Day 22: Tip

There’s one good thing about having NaNo during November: Thanksgiving.  Yes, I know Thanksgiving can be a huge interruption when you’re heading down the homestretch of NaNo, especially if you’re behind on your goal, but the holiday can also provide a huge bonus… Thanksgiving is the biggest travel holiday of the year in the U.S. …

NaNo Day 21: Exercise

You know that meme that’s going around Facebook where you have to post a number of things that people don’t know about you?  If you want to take a quick semi-productive break from writing, or just want something fun to ponder during your commute, the dinner dishes, or another non-writing activity, come up with five…

NaNo Day 20: Checking In

We’re two-thirds of the way through NaNo month.  Are you two-thirds of the way to meeting your goal?  It’s time to check in and see if you’re on track. If you’re doing the traditional NaNoWriMo 50,000 word goal, you ought to be to at least 33,333 words.  More if you’re taking any time off for…

NaNo Day 19: Tip

Here’s a tip you can use anytime you get stuck — during NaNo or not.  Create someone who is the OPPOSITE of your internal critic:  your internal Cheerleader.  In order to create this positive, encouraging being who thinks everything you write is awesome, picture someone in your life who thinks you do no wrong:  your…