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