More than three hundred THOUSAND writers sprinted from the starting blocks at 12:01 am this morning for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).
There will be laughter. There will be tears. There will be millions of words written. And there will be hours upon hours of time, sucked up into the vortex of The NaNoWriMo Novel.
Every time you worry about the hours of practice that goes into one “little” 50,000 word story, watch this and think of all the hours of practice that go into a 30-second routine.
If you don’t enjoy the journey, those hours will be crushing and lonely.
I am an extrovert so my advice is Get involved!
- Buddy up
- Haunt the NaNo Forums
- Go to #WordMongering and #TeamSprinty on Twitter and join some word sprints.
- Attend a local “write-in”
- Employ a nightly reward
Whatever keeps you chasing your goals, do THAT!
I’ll bet the rest of you have different bits of advice for how to get through NaNoWriMo (or any big important project) – I’d love to hear your wisdom down in the comments!
Do you get discouraged with the “time suck” required to get good at whatever your passion is (music, knitting, writing, exercising)? How do you cope with discouragement? Enquiring minds LOVE to know these things here at More Cowbell!