Can anyone in all honestly tell me they can believe it’s already July? Because I seriously can’t. It feels like 2016 just started and here we are, Camp NaNoWriMo just DAYS away! So I guess it’s time to talk writing, outlining and some tips on getting your butt in gear and through this NaNo month!
First of all, the fact you’re researching or clicked on this post is a FABULOUS start! It means you don’t want to go it alone, that you want help or tips on the best way to get through the next four weeks. So let me tell yah, I am HERE for you! If you have any questions about writing, hit me up anytime and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can! I may even get some sprints going on Twitter, so be sure to add me! @KattyB3
Second, you may or may not have written a book before, and that’s okay. Set a realistic goal for YOU, YOUR life and YOUR schedule. Don’t let anyone tell you, you NEED to do this, and NEED to do that, because Camp NaNoWriMo is about reaching YOUR goals.
Third, time to make a goal. You’ve got ONE month to reach whatever it is you want to do. Want to go big for 50k? Or a modest 20k? You do YOU. Personally, I’m aiming somewhere in between. I’m going for 35,000 words, since I know I have lots to do in July and I need to be realistic about how much time I can spend writing. So pick what’s good for you, and get ready.
For last years NaNoWriMo I did a LOT of posts leading up to the big month. I’m going to leave them here for you to peruse at your own leisure:
- NaNoWrimo Archives
- Early Prep Tips
- Why I’m going to have a designated do NOT write day
- NaNo Prep: Snack Time!
- Outlining (with videos!)
- Opening Scene
- Character Worksheet Exercise
- Final Tips!
That’s it for the old links! If you have any other questions feel free to ask me in the comments, on Twitter or Tumblr!
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Good luck all you NaNoers, and stay classy internet!