Thursday, November 8, 2012
NaNoWriMo Strategy - Week 1
--get hyped up on leftover Halloween sugar.
--forget that you missed the first two days. they were well spent.
--hole up in little corners wherever you are. seriously. nobody cares what you're doing in those little corners.
--listen to Irish music.
--get frustrated 'cause you're a perfectionist and everything has to be just right before you move on and the whole quantity-over-quality thing isn't clicking at all.
--be satisfied with the way that you are and remember that you're not writing this book to win a challenge but to maybe publish one day and that better writing now is going to save you a lot of time later.
--then get frustrated again because you remember you're supposed to be saving time now and write better later because it would be so cool to win this challenge.
--get a massive headache when you realize math is somewhat involved with writing when you're trying to figure out how far your characters can travel in one day while going about 2.5 miles an hour.
--now that you're doing math anyway, calculate that you're not writing anywhere near enough to finish in a month. maybe half a year, if you're lucky.
--decide that math sucks. it's now telling you that for the entire seven days you've been writing, you've just barely managed two days of what you're supposed to do.
--let out a huge, dejected sigh and tell yourself that week two will be better.
~Charli Rae |Job 39:19-25|