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Tips from a NaNoWriMo Evangelist - Musings of Jackie Dana
Once again, I have embarked on the journey of invention and self-discovery that is NaNoWriMo. This will be my third National Novel Writing Month attempt. It also marks my first year as a Municipal Liaison (for the Austin/Central Texas region), a position I volunteered for because I love NaNoWriMo so very much. Here are a few of the lessons I learned from my first two “wins” (successful NaNoWriMo challenges): Write every damn day, no matter what. Yes, you can. I don’t care if you’re traveling or hosting Thanksgiving dinner for a dozen of your relatives, you can find at least a few minutes to add to your novel. It might not be the best writing, and you might not get your 1667 words in for the day, but write something and log it on the site. Count every stinkin’ word you write. Did you write a boneheaded sentence that you wouldn’t read aloud to your two-year-old? It doesn’t matter. Keep it. Make it grey, or ... Read more...