Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Mid NaNoWriMo Pick Me Up!

So we're halfway through NaNoWriMo 2016, so don't flag yet! Here's a little pick me up to help you get through the rest of the month if you're flagging. Or even just to keep up your mojo!

What to do if you're stuck?

Maybe you had a super awesome idea for your story and now you're thinking…not so much.

Well, there's a couple of things you can do now. Maybe try something totally out of the blue, completely change up the storyline! Add those Nazi zombies after all…(not that I've gone that far, but you never know) Or if it's really terrible, perhaps you should just try a totally different story! That way you'll still make the 50,000, it just might not be one whole novel.

How to stay on top of your game.

Well, some sleep every once in a while would be a good idea. Seriously, despite what you may like to think, humans are HUMAN and not sleepless immortal vampires. We do need to sleep. Otherwise:

Doing a few stretches before you sit down to write is also a good idea, that way you can avoid being so stiff after you finally realize you've been sitting there for five hours straight.

Maybe your story is great but your characters are giving you problems:

This definitely happens. So many times I have sat down to write a book, and the hero doesn't want anything to do with the story, the villain wants to tell the whole thing, and a random character you threw in is apparently way more important to the storyline than you ever thought.

First off tell your villian to shut up. They will get their time, and whatever you do, do not promise to write them their own book. Or…you could. After all, whatever gets you to 50,000, right?

Oh yeah, and then there's those characters you thought were dead? Urg, yeah, those pop up too. Maybe you should just roll with it.

Sharing your writing (when people wonder where you've been all month):

You may be excited to share your writing with other people, and sharing with fellow writers is totally okay and may actually be able to help you. But sometimes sharing it with non-writers can be a bad idea mid-NaNo. No matter how happy you are about your story, the reactions you get will probably give you writer's block. Especially those overly literal people who shouldn't even read fiction to begin with.

So, maybe not the best idea to share your writing until the end of the month. Then you can just give copies of your book away as Christmas gifts and people won't be able to say anything bad about it!

Just Keep Writing!

But mainly, the key to getting to the end of the month is to JUST KEEP WRITING! Seriously, stop looking at the internet, stop going on Pintrest, get rid of your subscription of Netflix for the month, just write. In fact, what are you still doing here? Get off the internet and get back to writing!

No, seriously, go!

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Get 8 hours of coffee again:
 Loki finish your writing:
 One does not simply explain writing:
 Stupidist idea:
 Writing is hard:
 Don’t ruin story with logic:
 Pay attention to me:
 Bet you’ve thought seen the last of me: