Anyway, this month I have decided to take part on Nanowrimo, you can find me here. For once, I have decided to do so because it just so happened to have coincided with an idea that I got on Oct 30, while I was writing a novel that was getting scrapped.
But after almost ten days of Nano, I have managed to figure out what works for me and what doesn’t. Here are some of the tips which I have.
#1 Find Plenty Of Inspiration
When I was doing Nano, I spent a lot of time reading and watching anime. It certainly helped me, since it took me almost 2 hours to finish 2,500 words. Keeping inspiration or looking at new things helped to keep you inspired and enable you to create. Otherwise, you might just hit a dry spell. And when you do, you might find better ideas than the ones you did before.
#2 Set aside a large chunk of time just to write
Yes, I set aside a specific amount of time when there was no one bothering me or asking me to do things. It really helped in ensuring that I continued to write at the pace I did. Or at least in solitude. I need a quiet place to write. And the more I did, the easier it got to write even more. And hence, a large amount of time alone allows you to focus and concentrate.
#3 Turn Off Your Inner Editor
I have to say, that by the tenth day mark, my Nano novel is a hot mess and has plenty of inconsistency. I just went with whatever made sense and a lot of things changed within those ten days. I just resolved myself to shut down my inner editor otherwise, I will be editing and rewriting everything. And well, it is important when you have to write 50,000 words.