I hope you’re having a good day so far. For those of you who haven’t heard, today is the first day of a global event called National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).
You’re challenged to write 1667 words a day, totaling 50,000 by the end of the month.
It’s a great way to start a new project, complete an older project, or work on short stories. People sometimes choose to revise during this month or outline! There is such infectious energy and excitement online during November.
The first time I participated was November 2012. I wrote a YA paranormal about a mermaid, haha. That hasn’t seen the light of day since, but out of that, a new idea grew. My seafaring fantasy, THE LOST SAGES.
You never know what you might write! Here are some writing resources that might help you throughout this month.
The Merry Writer
Here is a great resource. Every day on Twitter, the hosts post a question. You can respond and meet other writers. Click here for the first prompt. Have fun making new writer friends 🙂
If you ever find yourself stuck, why not go on Pinterest and scroll through some images to help your imagination spark again?
I created a storyboard for my current project, THE AUBERGE OF WIZARDRY, and had a blast collecting images of characters, settings, and random items.
I find when I get stuck, I’ll return to the storyboard and look through the pictures. This usually helps me get unstuck.
The fantastic team of editors at #RevPit are doing all kinds of things to keep November interesting. They will be hosting word-sprints (writing for thirty minutes at a time) and WIP games.
Check out their Twitter to find out what’s happening today 🙂 I’ve enjoyed getting to know some writers through #RevPit.
I know everyone is different. Just throwing this idea out there. Sometimes, I like to write to music. Other times, I need complete silence. It just depends on what scene I’m working on.
I created a playlist for my NaNoWriMo project. Before I begin writing for the day, I look through my storyboard on Pinterest, and then I go listen to a song. This usually helps me sink into the right head space.
What Are You Working on This Month?
I hope you found some of these tips helpful. I’d love to know what you do during this month or whenever you write. Do you write by hand or on the computer? Do you like to outline or write from scratch?
How do you get unstuck?
Also, share with me what you’re working on this month! I’d love to hear in the comments below ❤
Until next time,