One fun event that many writers like to participate in is the National write a book in a month, the month of November. For short many of us call it NaNoWriMo. This is super fun. For those who don’t know. The challenge is to write a 50,000 word book in 30 days, starting on November 1st. For more information check out:Nanowrimo.org
For mommy writers this may sound fun but can also feel very daunting. That is why I am posting about this in OCTOBER. They key to be successful at this challenge is preparation. For mommy’s that might mean even more prep, because we have to make the most of the little bit of writing time that we get. For the next couple of weeks I will present in 4 parts some advice on being successful for NaNoWriMo as an author mommy starting right now.
Advice tip number 1:
Make a motivational calendar. It may seem silly at first but after a few days into the challenge you might need the motivation. I always liked it. It gave me the boost I needed to not say, “Oh forget it, this is to hard.” I like to make this way in advance, put it by my writing space and smile at it, knowing I am going to do this challenge. Knowing that I am going to rock it. I also liked to include where I was supposed to be everyday word count wise. Basically you are shooting for 1,667 words a day to make it to 50,000 but I always tried to go over, just in case. Here is an example of one of my calendars. Feel free to use this as an example but make sure you write the things down that you think will motivate you. I like to make mine bright and colorful, but if you’d prefer it different then do it your way.
Next week look forward for another tip.