Here comes NaNoWriMo again. Another month devoted to writing until your fingertips ache.
Good luck to you if you're taking part -- enjoy the journey. :-)
Here are tools to help.
Firstly, a couple of counters. All Freelance Writing » Blog Archive » 2 Free Word Count Trackers for Writers reports:
"Our second word count tracker is a cool little tool that you can use for much more than tracking your word counts. For example, if you set an income goal as a freelance writer and you want to keep your blog readers updated on your progress (for the year, month, or however long you choose), you can choose to track a dollar amount by entering that into our custom field. Or you can use our preset options to track words, pages, or posts (such as a certain number of blog posts each month). Do you know what’s really great about the custom field though? You can use this to track anything, even if it’s not writing-related! Need a weight loss tracker? Here you go! Want to count down until a vacation or other event? You can do that too! You can track just about anything you want!"
Next, some ideas for preparation.
Think about what you'll write in November; start by picking a genre.
Squirel away the stuff you'll need in November.
Choose professions for your characters.
Choose one character, and write his or her journal.
Following on from #5, it's time to interview your primary characters.
Have you discovered story boards? They're a great help to keep track of your story.
When you're writing a novel, you need to get comfortable with creative chaos... and then get organized. :-)
In fiction, you leave out the boring bits. List your action scenes and write them.
Conquer the dreaded middle of your novel (that's what ACTION scenes are for.)
Final tips to help you through November...
You've only got a couple of days until the big day -- make the most of them. :-)