I can’t believe NaNoWriMo is almost here. This year has really flown by and I’m not sure I am ready to write 50,000 words in 30 days (luckily I do have a few story ideas running through my head.)
For this month’s Author Toolbox Blog Hop, I am going to be sharing some tips for surviving National Novel Writing Month.
Tip #1: Write in the environment that works for you. Do you need silence? Do you need music? No distractions? All of the distractions? Make your writing space what you need it to be.
Tip #2: Make a writing soundtrack. If you need silence then you write, you don’t have to listen to the sound track while writing, but it could provide inspiration when you hit a road block. Find songs that fit the mood of your story. Here is a sample of my current soundtrack (maybe you’ll find a song here that inspires you…):
- I Did Something Bad by Taylor Swift
- Perfect Places by Lorde
- Adore by Amy Shark
- Happier by Marshmellow ft. Bastille
- Miracle by ChVrches
Tip #3: DO NOT EDIT AS YOU GO!! Not only is it impossible, it’s extremely unproductive. Let those mistakes add to your word count. Forget about them and know that you can fix them once November is over.
Tip #4: Enjoy yourself!!
See you guys again in the new year and keep an eye out for a list of my favorite books of 2018!
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