NaNoWriMo Crazy Or Not, Here I Come – Brainstorming Warm-Ups For Week 2

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Friday:  The Writer’s Alley            Joan Leotta’s Blog

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NaNoWriMo Crazy Or Not, Here I Come

Brainstorming Warm-UPS For Week 2

About now we are all thinking that a little bit of Richard Simmons type warm-up enthusiasm might be required to get through this month without loosing our minds. I’m here to tell you:

You’ve Got This!!!

Ask yourself a few Warm-Up questions for this week:

*Why do I write? This will put things in perspective. You love to write. Guess What? That’s what you get to do all week. Aren’t you excited?

*What was the best part of last week? What made it a success? Sometimes in order to duplicate success we must somehow figure out what started it in the first place.

*Where did I leave off last week/yesterday? What will happen next? Speaking this out loud often helps to get us started with what happens on the page. Tell a friend, a spouse, your potted plant, etc.

*What do I have to gain by reaching my goal this week? Sometimes it helps to look at the big picture. Each week adds up to a lot of words in a month. Focus on how each week can meet your goal in your career.

*Ask your spouse, writing buddy, or a friend to write you a note of encouragement or leave an encouraging voice mail on your phone so you can read or listen when you get discouraged. 

*In a few words write down the hardest thing you’ve done in your life. In front of those words write the words “IT’S NOT __________________”. Then whenever you doubt yourself, or get to grumbling read the phrase out loud.

How did your writing goals go last week? 

(Please remember, I will stop by to reply to comments periodically, but I am also doing NaNoWriMo. I might not be as quick as usual.)


About Michelle Lim

Author Michelle Lim is the Brainstorming/Huddle Coach with My Book Therapy Press and the Midwest Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers. Michelle’s romantic suspense is represented by Karen Solem of Spencillhill Associates and has gained contest recognition in the Frasier, the Genesis, and the Phoenix Rattler, winning the Genesis in 2015 for her genre. Michelle writes devotionals for The Christian Pulse Online Magazine and Putting On The New. Since her nonfiction book release, Idea Sparking: How To Brainstorm Conflict In Your Novel, through public speaking and online chats Michelle helps writers discover the revolutionary power of brainstorming to bring new life to their stories.

3 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo Crazy Or Not, Here I Come – Brainstorming Warm-Ups For Week 2

  1. I’m not doing NaNo, but these are great suggestions for anytime! Unfortunately, due to prior commitments I didn’t get as much writing done as I wanted. 😦 But it’s a brand-new week…
    To all you NaNoers out there. You.Can.Do.It!

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