NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) starts Sunday November 1, but our preparation series ends today. Hopefully you have honed your tools and are ready to write. If you get stuck at any point, help is just a click away in the resources linked below.
Can you believe we’re finally at the starting line? Frankly, I’m a bit excited and frightened at the same time. I’ve done NaNo before, but this feels like it’s going to be an important year. Hope it is for you, as well.
Time to take a breath and get those last few things accomplished. I’m going to leave you with a list of a few writing resources in case you need assistance while in the throes of writing.
My last bit of advice, however, is to also be willing to ignore the advice. The most important thing is for you to write is your own unique story.
Visit the 30 Day Novel Prep Page for the links to all the posts in the series. Tip: I’ve pulled out all the writing books I recommended in the various posts and have them together on a close-by shelf for ease of grabbing
My friend Shan Hays has some great suggestions about how to get into the writing habit. I’m going to try a few, like when I stop for the day I’m going to prepare a sticky with notes about where to start the next morning. Such a good idea. Now I’m wondering why didn’t I do that before?
Blogs to Visit:
Anne R. Allen -writing and marketing tips by a variety of authors (plus awesome resources page)
Jennie Nash Book Coach – often has free tips and resources in addition to her services
**Helping Writers Become Authors with K.M. Weiland – extensive resources on all aspects of writing, especially for the beginner. Excellent!
Darcy Pattison has a ton of writing advice that work for all writers, not only for children’s book authors.
Podcasts to exercise by (or do the dishes by):
Writing Excuses podcast is like eavesdropping on a bunch of extremely talented writer friends.
The Bestseller Experiment podcast
Write Minded – about inspiration and process, for example NaNo prep with Alexis Daria
I’ve tried to keep the list short and to the point.
Do you have any writing resources you would recommend?
Note: I’ve been keeping these NaNo posts and some additional notes in a Scrivener file. I just looked and they add up to 49,986 words. With this post I will have written over 50,000 words about NaNo this month!
You can write 50,000 words, too. Now go do it!
Thank you for reading. Please stop by and let us know how you are doing through the month.
Good luck and enjoy the event…and thanks for visiting my blog.
Thanks for all the great advice as we prepare for NaNo this year! So much good information. Good luck to everyone who participates.
Thanks for sharing such information with us.