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2019 Nanowrimo Tips and Tricks!

 

Nanowrimo is arguably one of my favorite times of the year. Yes, it is stressful but it is the one month where writers come out of the woodwork to encourage each other on their products. I finished my first original novel (and several after) in Nanowrimo. Heck, HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO was finished this month so many Nanos ago. (I sat on the manuscript for a LONG time before looking at it again.) Book 2 of the Order of Olympus Series was drafted last November (I also sat on it for a long time.) 

For better or worse Nanowrimo has helped me get the words out and on to a blank page. 

Unfortunately, I am not doing it this year. Prepping a book for publication, work, and school are keeping me busy this month. It’s always hard to say no to Nanowrimo but I wanted to let you all know that you are amazing for taking on this endeavor! It is going to be a great experience. 

Whether it is your first Nano or your tenth, below are a few tips that have helped me in the past! I hope they help you as well. 

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What to Do When You Don’t Achieve Your Writing Goals?

Long-time no write readers!

Unintentionally, I have been absent from the blog and from a lot of things. I’ve essentially been gone for 5 months on work related business. But you already know about that. 

Work promised me the last two months would be a “nice break.” I had high hopes of time where I could get ahead on blog posts and writing goals, keeping the momentum from the three prior months I spent away.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t the break I expected.

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Writing While You Travel

I’ve just come back from a long trip to Japan and getting over the inevitable post-travel flu. Bleh. But while I was there I still needed to keep up with my homework AND one of my critique partners sent me her notes on my manuscript. So I was chipping away at that. So a post about writing while traveling seems appropriate.

As writers, we often use every excuse possible for why we didn’t get our word counts in. I have to work out. I work a full-time job. I’m on vacation. Believe me, these are the thoughts that consume me ALL THE TIME. Especially when the full-time job sends me on trips.

For some writers, traveling is a dreaded word, because you just know you’re not going to get any work done. At the same time a good number of authors I follow travel all the time and still manage to write a book every year. Time management is important but also you need to figure out how to make traveling work for you.

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