Jen’s Top 10 NaNoWriMo Tips

Great tips 🙂

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Up until a few days ago, I hadn’t planned on participating in NaNoWriMo this year. I had planned on spending the month revising the latest draft of my current WIP. Unfortunately, my current WIP came to a grinding halt last week when I realized I’d made a fatal flaw:

I’d chosen the wrong narrator.

So, guess what? I have to rip up the majority of my first draft and start over.

*cue tears*

Okay, okay. Things aren’t that bad. Thanks to my methods of madness, I’ve already written a significant chunk of my new narrator’s backstory. Still, it’s going to be a lot of work. I need something–anything–to motivate me and push me to finish this new draft as quickly as possible.

After some hemming and hawing, I realized there’s no better motivator than NaNo. So, I’m signing up!

To prepare myself, and to help the rest of you who’ve accepted the daunting task of writing 50K words in one…

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One thought on “Jen’s Top 10 NaNoWriMo Tips

  1. Wow, I really sympathize with the “wrong narrator” thing. My second novel was in third person, and then I thought it really should be in first person, and then, after rewriting the whole thing, I realized that I’d been right the first time.

    (I can smile about it now, but that’s what ten years distance can do. 🙂 )

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