Tuesday, November 8, 2016
NaNo Survival Guide: Week 2
Perhaps it's going wonderfully for you. Maybe the words are flying onto the page, your characters are still behaving themselves, and you're managing to keep your caffeine consumption to a reasonable level.
Or perhaps things aren't going so well. Maybe you ended up with an extra class assignment, your car broke down, your characters are doing weird things, and you feel like you have writer's block.
Regardless, keep going.
Remember that the most beautiful thing about NaNo is that, as long as you put some words on the page, you've made progress. You may not write an entire novel. That's okay. You're still making steps toward a goal.
Perhaps this week you're struggling with your plot and you want to edit some things. Personally, I would encourage you not to go back and edit. Write a paragraph describing what changes you want to make and then carry forward. You might come back in a few months and discover that you have some usable ideas within what you were going to throw out.
Keep writing. You've got this. Even if you don't write 50k, you'll at least come out of the month with more words than what you started with.
Good luck, and happy writing!