N is for NaNoWriMo
Six days into NaNoWriMo(National Novel Writing Month).
I should have close to 12,000 words done. In order to reach the expected 50,000 words, I have set a personal goal of 2,000/day.
My actual word count is: 12,675 I’m hip-hoppin’ happy. 😉
Here are some things that I’ve done to prepare:
*write several blogs for November in advance, including this one (it was actually written over a week ago and I just plugged in the actual word count).
*research parts of my story in advance – a hard task for this die-hard pantser (I typically write without knowing where the story is going).
*enlisted accountability partners
*informed my family of this commitment, as it will take a lot of time
Things I should have done, but didn’t:
*made meals in advance
*done more research
And I’m sure there will be more as the month continues.
So, if you’re participating in this year’s NaNoWriMo, what did you do to prepare? If you’re not, what are some things you do to prepare for stressful/busy times in your life?