Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Write Extra

15,000 Word Blog Word Count: 1,544
My NaNoWriMo Word Count: 2,196 :(
Where we should be Word Count: 5,001

Day: 3

Tip# 3


So, today is day three, still just the beginning. Now my tip for today focus mostly on your mental state while writing. Now for best results, you have to understand from the beginning that it's not a sprint, it's a marathon. If you're struggling, think about writing one day at a time.

Is that you up front?

Another helpful practice is to write extra, daily. Instead of writing 1,667 words on the dot every day, push yourself to go beyond that. (Do not look to me as a good example right now) Try getting to 2,000 words every day. This is really helpful when it comes to the end of the month, the weekend, or a busy day. If you wrote 2,000 words every day, every five days you could take a break... that's 6 days to relax. Now I'd advise you to save those days for the end of the month or at least for later in the month, but heck, if you're pushing out 2,000 words for a week straight, you're doing really good! :)

Another tip, cut something small out. Like going to the gym or doing the laundry or scrubbing the house. Face it, free time is vastly limited and now nonexistent. If you could add 3 hours a week to your writing time, you could get those 2,000 words. I know, i know. Someone has to do the laundry! Try delegation out. Spend one day teaching your teenager how to do the laundry herself. Make your family draw straws to see who cleans the bathroom. If your in school, you can't cut out your homework. However, this is a perfect time to practice time management. Do your work in study hall, that's what it's meant for just do the work. No homework for the day? Go to the library or computer lab and get typing! (use your flash drive ;) And when all else fails, cut out your internet time completely. Forget about going on facebook or surfing the web. Turn your wi-fi off unitl you have your words all written. Prioritize!

Your families will hate me, hehe.

Dare: Shirk non-writing responsibilities.

1 comment:

  1. Hey! Stumbled on your blog because of nanowrimo (I'm trying too). I really had to push myself to write more yesterday because I was consistently under that (annoying) line where they show you where you should be if you're on track. Haha. Anyway, good luck!


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