Thursday, October 20, 2011
NaNoWriMo: What's Your Goal?
But what if you already know life isn't going to cooperate so you can acheive it. Does that mean you should just ditch the challenge all together?
Set a goal that works for YOU.
If something major is happening that will require the majority of your time and attention, then adjust your word count goal. Maybe it will be to hit 25K. Setting a goal and putting a word counter on your computer desktop, blog or website, will motivate you to take 30 minutes to get out a couple hundred words. If you do that four times a day, you could average 800-1,000 words a day. Multiply that by 30 and you've reached your goal! If that still sounds like too much, then adjust the word count.
If you don't set a goal, then you may put your writing aside for the whole month. Give yourself the opportunity to take on the challenge.
What if you just finished another manuscript and don't have another one plotted out yet?
Well, you have two options: 1. You've got about 10 days to do some plotting and brainstorming, then just jump in and see where it leads you, or 2. You can set your goal to edit, rather than write. That's perfectly fine.
The important thing about National Novel Writing Month is to be working on your novel. Whatever stage your in, set a goal to give you a kick in the pants.
So, what's your goal for NaNoWriMo?
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