Any tips on how to reach the 50,000 word finish line for people struggling in Week Two?
- Don’t let yourself fall further and further behind! Some people seem to be able to get into a hole, and then knock out 20,000 words in a day, but for me, setting daily goals to catch up through is so much less intimidating than cowering in front of my entire deficit.
- Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. The goal isn’t to write the next great American (or whatever country you’re from!) novel. It’s to write 50,000 words. And don’t let anyone tell you that’s not a big accomplishment in and of itself!
- Get buddies involved who will motivate you.
If you're doing NaNoWriMo this year, you're at the mid-point. This is a challenging time.
Write something every day, even if you don't meet your word count goal. Sometimes, it's just not possible. Either because the words won't flow, or because life gets in the way.
You'll be inspired when you read the above article. It's an interview with an author who sold her post-NaNoWriMo novel.