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How are all you NaNo’s doing out there? I switched things up a bit this year. Normally I write like crazy in the beginning to try and get ahead in case life interferes with my writing, which of course it does. But this year I am sticking close to my daily writing numbers and then moving on to some other work. I actually like this better and have so far been able to keep up. But if you are falling behind, have no fear  at All Indie Writers has some tips to get you back on track!

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Falling Behind During NaNoWriMo? 3 Tips to Get You Back on Track

Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month
Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month

NaNoWriMo has barely started, and I’m already behind this year. I changed my novel idea at the last minute (I believe around 10:00 p.m. the night before). I still haven’t finished the scene-by-scene outline, though I hope to by tomorrow morning. And it’s now November 3rd and I haven’t even begun drafting my novel yet.

That seems like a cause for concern, right? But I’m not worried. At least not yet.

Every year that I’ve done NaNoWriMo — the popular month-long novel writing challenge for those who might be unfamiliar with it — I’ve accounted for several days off.

That normally involves taking off Sundays and the four days around the Thanksgiving holiday. And in three years, I’ve never had a problem hitting the 50k word target. So things will be OK.

Still, the slow start means I have some time to make up for.

I know exactly how I’m going to do it — the same way I always get back on track when I feel like I’m getting behind during NaNoWriMo. And today I’m going to share some of those “tricks” with you.

3 Ways to Get Back on Track During NaNoWriMo

If your NaNoWriMo word count isn’t quite as high as you’d like it to be, these tips might help you catch up:

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