A NaNoWriMo Survival Guide

A NaNoWriMo Survival Guide

So you’re prepared for all that November throws at you.

  • What to do if you’re “exhausted”
    1. Sleep
    2. Eat
    3. Relax
    4. Shower
    5. Exercise
  • What to do if you’re “uninspired”
    1. Get by
    2. Get out
    3. Get away
    4. Get going
    5. Get together
  • What to do if you’re “blocked”
    1. Take a walk
    2. Call a friend
    3. Read a book
    4. Listen to music
    5. Explore the neighborhood
  • What to do if you’re “lost”
    1. Pull out your outline
    2. Ask a complete stranger
    3. Get even more lost
    4. Distance yourself for now
    5. Let your characters roam
  • What to do if you’re “busy”
    1. Learn when to say no
    2. Give up what you can
    3. Reduce time with other activities
    4. Force yourself toย just start
    5. Do not accept any excuses

There you have it. Five scenarios you may encounter during NaNo and five solutions for each one.

I hope you survive!

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22 thoughts on “A NaNoWriMo Survival Guide

  1. I can relate to most of those, the one that stood out most for me (of which I have much experience) is What to do if you get lost… Get even more lost. Always works for me! ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. I’m a bit old fashioned… beside, A GPS doesn’t require and brain-power.. I like to keep my brain active. ๐Ÿ˜€

      2. Too scary! The world as we know it would be changed forever… spelling disaster for everyone… I couldn’t live with myself having allowed that!

      3. I understand.

        I’m so glad they chose you to be their ambassador to bring this most sincerest of pleas to my humble attention.

        You may return to them with the comforting knowledge that I shall to my utmost to take care of my own well-being if only for their sakes and their own future’s well-being. Let them know I smile upon them as I strive to forever be their beacon of hope and prosperity.

      4. Of course. I shall relay your message to them. On behalf of everyone, thank you for all you’ve done and all you will continue to do. Your deeds have not gone unnoticed. I truly appreciate your kindness.

      5. You’re most welcome, but all this honour and praise is quite tiresome… I shall rest now to preserve my strength for another day. Good journey! ๐Ÿ™‚

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