Writing habits. Life happens. We all know this. But do you know how you’ll cope with life happening during NaNoWriMo so you don’t end up regretting anything?
Some days the writing comes more slowly than others. Other days an emergency arises at work or home. Or perhaps you know in advance you’re not going to be able to write one day. Suddenly, 1,667 words per day is looking more like 2,000 plus. Today’s the day you come up with Plan B.
Action Plan: Try to build in to your November writing schedule at least a day’s worth of cushion, possibly more. Can you identify days that you know you’ll have free that you’ll be able to use as make-up days or to get ahead?
Do you have a set of writing/image prompts and random generators on hand to get you through your less inspired moments? Gather those someplace you’ll be able to access easily when you need them!
Additional Reading: Chaotic Shiny Writing and Gaming Generators, “Fantasy Concept Art” on Tumblr, Official NaNo Writing Prompts Forum, “NaNoWriMo Writing Prompts” from YA Yeah Yeah, Seventh Sanctum Generators, Twisted Prompts for NaNoWriMo Writers, The Write Prompts