Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Prepping for NaNoWriMo

This year's NaNoWriMo is going to be a bit of a challenge for me. Why?? Well, I'm a day person so by the time 5 or 6 pm rolls around, it's hard for me to get creative. Last year I worked noon to 8:30 pm, so I did my writing early in the morning before work.

Another difference between this year and last year is that I was in school and I was in the habit of writing an essay every two weeks. Since I'm not in school, I really haven't written much of anything on a regular besides emails. So I've got to get back in the groove.

I have been thinking about how I could get in as much writing as possible, here are a few of my ideas.
  • I could wake up an hour earlier every day and write a few hundred before heading to work.
  • Writing during my breaks and lunch will be good when my co-workers aren't pulling me in one direction or another.
  • I'll also attempt to write more on Saturdays and Sundays so I won't run the risk of getting behind schedule.

This will be my second year participating in NaNoWriMo and I'm both excited and scared at the same time. I wish all the participants luck and hope to see you at the finish line.

Happy NaNo-ing!!


Rasilliant Rhetoric said...

This is my first time doing Nano and for some reason, I'm starting to doubt myself. I'm still going to try to press past the fear of the unknown to reach my writing goal. For Nano, are you focusing on a new work, or a work already in progress???

Susie McCray said...

@Rasilliant I'm expanding a short story that I wrote about 4 years ago. If this first novel turns out okay, I plan to turn it into a series of maybe seven books.