NaNoPrep: Get Excited

There is no denying that NaNoWriMo is draining. It is a constant push to try to keep yourself motivated. You’re pulling all that you’ve got to get your story on the page. As rewarding as that can be, it is still difficult. However, part of getting through the beginning is starting off on a high.…

NaNoWriMo Prep: Sleep Schedule

NaNoWriMo is right around the corner. That means not only do I need my outline ready. I need my body ready. That’s right. Part of my prep is getting myself physically ready for the added strain that NaNoWriMo will put on my body. That’s not even including getting myself mentally ready to attack my personal…

NaNoPrep: Why I Need Outlines

NaNoWriMo is barrelling towards us. You know the time of year where a bunch of people all over the world decide to stop putting aside whatever reasons they had to not work on that book they wanted and start writing. It is a kick in the pants for writers who do it regularly. It’s an…

NaNoWriMo Prep Friday: Week 4

November is almost here. That means that NaNoWriMo is almost here. We are one week away from all the chaos that is NaNoWriMo and the frantic behavior that it evokes. That means we have one week to nail it all down. One week left of peace. One week before we become raving lunatics on a…

NaNoWriMo Prep Friday: Week 3

Hello Friday. It’s rolled around yet again, after yet another night of my watching How To Get Away With Murder in total awe that the show has managed to completely entrance me with it’s hook. However, since it is Friday that now means that it’s time for me to focus on some NaNoWriMo prep stuff.…

NaNoWriMo Prep Friday: Week 2

It’s Friday again here, which means it’s time for more NaNoWriMo Prep. Are you excited? I’m excited. NaNoWriMo is getting close with 3 weeks until it begins it’s time to start getting things in order. I won’t go into the long spiel I went through last week, but NaNoWriMo can easily go awry if you…

About NaNoWriMo Prep: Outlining

Nano is nearly here. I’ve been harping this all week, but I can’t wait. However, it is necessary to go into NaNo with reasonable goals. It is not impossible to finish a full novel in one month, but it can not be completed to a publishable level in that time. But publish ready quality is…

About NaNoWriMo Prep: Mining for a Story

As I mentioned yesterday, NaNoWriMo is fast around the corner. While I acknowledge there are two main types of writers (I’ll talk about that tomorrow), there is something we all agree on. Everyone needs to have an idea before they sit down and write. It doesn’t have to be much. It can be an idea…