Writing

Why You Didn’t Write 50,000 Words During Camp NaNoWriMo

  • Because you procrastinated every day until the last.
  • Because you chose to sleep instead of write.
  • Because you didn’t meet your daily word count goal.
  • Because you thought studying was more important.
  • Because you rather watch random videos on YouTube.

The above reasons are very much directed at me.

Maybe next time I’ll write 50,000 words instead of 44,162.

Writing

Camp NaNoWriMo 2016: Bad Advice

To ensure you don’t go utterly mad after this month, I’ve compiled my not so sound advice into one post.

Lock yourself in a tiny, suffocating room.

Hold your breath and forget to breathe.

Turn on the radio or whatever you use to play music.

Jump up and down to get the blood flowing.

Shout at your silly self.

Scream at your parents.

Yell at the top of your lungs until you lose your voice.

Cry enough tears to fill an ocean.

Ignore any and all plans you’ve made.

Burn your outline after realizing you haven’t followed it once.

Just write.

Resist the urge to rewrite.

Questionable advice is the best advice, no?

Writing

Will You Survive Camp NaNoWriMo?

Will You Survive Camp NaNoWriMoYes, you will. You know why? Because you have me. I’m here to get you through it. In all seriousness though, you’re awesome and amazing. So you’re going to survive. Probably even thrive.

Camp NaNoWriMo is upon us! April has finally arrived. Let the madness begin. Here’s a little taste of what lies ahead of you. You brave soul.

  • Have a plan.
  • Then make a backup plan.
  • Plan ahead.
  • Plan for the best.
  • Plan for the worst.
  • Realize your plans aren’t going as planned.
  • Scrap your plan.
  • Start over with a new plan.
  • Hate your new plan.
  • Throw away all your plans.
  • Plan again.
  • Stop planning.
  • Vow to never make a plan ever again.