Have you gone NaNoNuts yet?
NaNoWriMo is exhilarating, terrifying, and exhausting all at the same time. The journey is just beginning to your thirty-day novel. No time to slow down to question your sanity.
Staying on track to success in week one is not as easy as it might seem. There are all those words left to be written and it may seem insurmountable, but you can do this. Here are a few ways to get help:
3 Tips To NaNoWriMo Success In Week One:
*Focus only on this week. At the beginning the word count seems too high for success. Don’t look at the total word count. Just look at this week. Accomplish what needs to be done in this time block to avoid panic and wasted time fretting. Narrow it down even more by focusing only on one day. NaNoWriMo is really made up of 30 one-day adventures. Frame it that way in your mind.
*Plan little snippets of time for leisure. Even when you are writing a ton of words in a short time, you still need to make space for a relaxing break. Fifteen minutes here and there may revitalize your creativity and keep you sane even from the beginning. Take a walk, listen to music, take a bubble bath, whatever makes you feel refreshed.
*Write a quote of the week on a note card and post it by your writing area. Find an inspirational quote that you are encouraged by to keep you going throughout the week. Look on line, or write a few thoughts from your favorite mentor to look at when things get tough. Read it to yourself a few times a day as a reminder.
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What have you tried to help you get through week one of NaNoWriMo with success?