It’s almost that time of year again! And I’m also officially announcing here that I am participating again. 🙂
I’ve made several attempts to participate in previous years, but have yet to successfully complete a NaNoWriMo. This year, however, I’m doing a few things differently to help me accomplish my goals and hopefully actually make some good progress with one of my novels.
1.Lowering my word count goal.
As amazing as it would be to write 50,000 words in one month it’s also overwhelming and I think, from past experience, only intimidates me to the point where I quit within the first week. Instead of 50,000, I am lowering my word count goal to 25,000 and will aim to just make sure I write every day in November. Hopefully, at the very least, that will help me develop the habit of writing every day.
2. Focusing on only one novel.
I currently have four in-progress novels right now and working on each of them little by little is seriously slowing me down. So I’ve decided to just put all my attention on one of them, the one I was attempting to work on last year, tentatively titled “Fangirl Etiquette”. It’s a young adult contemporary novel about friendship, fandom, being a fangirl, family, first love, (wow, that’s a lot of F-words. Haha) and includes a boy band. 😉
3. Sharing my progress on social media.
I usually don’t share my progress on social media because my mind always tells me that no one would be interested in it. But I’m thinking maybe if I do this regularly it will help keep me motivated and held accountable.
Are you participating in NaNoWriMo this year? If you are, tell me a little about your WIP and let’s be writing buddies! Add me here. 🙂