Reaching the NaNo goal
Posted November 17, 2009on:
This is how I achieved writing 50,000 words over a 16 calendar day period! Maybe something here will help you reach your goal!
Had a game plan going in using the FreeMind mapping system rather than the previous “pantserism” writing style.
Never opened TweetDeck
Rarely checked Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or email accounts
Wrote only a handful of emails to family and friends over the sixteen day period (Thank you for understanding)
Never played music with lyrics (only “had” to play one cd one time to cut out external noise)
Set times to achieve various word count goals throughout the day. Sometimes the plan didn’t work, but not because I didn’t try!
Wrote without using contractions… this was not (wasn’t) cheating!
Rarely washed dishes
Rarely cooked dinner
Rarely cleaned the bathroom
Never swept a floor
Did have 5 days worth of “life” interruptions causing major adjustments to the daily word count average!
Goal reached, housework will eventually get done, and writing the story continues…