What inspired you to take on NaNoWriMo?
I did it last year and it was a wonderful way to stay focused and motivated on a daily basis. The 30
day time frame is a short-lived but effective way to stay dedicated to a simple writing task.The 50,000 word goal was also a factor, since most of my work ranges from 65,000-100,000 words.
Please tell us a little about your plan for the month.
I work outside the home 3 days per week so I usually write for an hour in the morning and then as much
as I can manage at night. The days I am off work (4) I usually try to get in 3-4 hours per day. During NANOWRIMO, I still write on the work days the same way, but on my off days I bump that up to stretches of 8-12 hrs if possible. This isn’t straight time – I’d get an embolus in mylegs if I sat that long! But it adds up to a daily total of somewhere between 8 and 12hrs.
If you have done this before what did you learn from your previous experiences?
I learned that having short term goals is a fabulous motivator for me to write. I write very well on a deadline.
What about NaNoWriMo are you most looking forward to this year?
The story I am thinking of writing. I love the outline I have in my head and I can’t wait to see if I can translate it to the page.
What advice do you have to offer other WriMos?
Be committed. Set the goal, set a clock, set some time away each and every day. After November 30, this will be a habit and you will find yourself WANTING to write everyday, and you will.
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