NaNoWriMo is kind of the writer’s equivalent of running a triathlon. I mean, cranking out 50K NEW words in a mere 30 days is no small accomplishment. Especially since most writers have a hard time shutting off the internal editor enough to just write.
So, I was wondering…since it is like being an athlete, how do you prepare for this? What “training” activities and preparation do you go through in order to ensure you’ll finish?
For me, I practice my “non-editting” writing skills with things like Write or Die, or writing exercises. Shutting down my internal editor is hard, so I have to really practice this skill.
I also carve out time every.single.day to write…that way when November comes, I will be used to HAVING to crank out words.
I’m also trying to prep for the big event…plot, figure out setting and characters, and research.
Not that I have done all of that just yet. In fact, I am very stuck regarding the plot…so, my friends out there (you know who you are), be prepared for massive brainstorming sessions! Oh well…I have a few more weeks…(she says, trying not to panic)
I guess I better get Lacrimosa finished, don’t you think! AAHHHHHH!!!!
How about you guys? What are you doing to prepare? Lay it on me…cause I need all the help I can get.