NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has begun, and although I am not participating this year, I will still be working hard. I am currently deep in the editing phase of The Ruby Cell, so writing an additional 50,000 words just won’t be possible. I’m not Super Woman.
I can be a great cheerleader though, so I want to wish all the writers that took up the challenge, the best of luck. I shake my shredded paper pompoms in your direction. May the words flow from your fingers faster than the coffee from your cup.
If you are looking for good organization tips, like how to budget your time, you can read Nancy L. Erickson’s article on the Bookbaby blog, Write Your Book Using the Time Blocking Method. How do you eat an elephant? One chunk at a time. By organizing your writing time into blocks, you can tackle it in pieces.
Need a good writing platform, Literature and Latte has a NaNoWriMo 2016 Special Trial Edition of Scrivener available. The trial runs all the way through November and into December, so you can get a feel for the program. They even have a discount code for anyone participating in NaNoWriMo. There is a NaNoWriMo Template included in the trial download, but if you are like me, and already have Scrivener, you can still get the template on their trial page.
OK, Team Writers; it’s time to get those laps in on the keyboard. I will be cheering you on from the sideline, and hoping for some great stories to come to life.
Keep calm and write on. Good Luck!