Life: NaNoWriMo Prep

Ah, life. Bills need paid, groceries need shopped for, and cakes ‘need’ to be made. The tasks of life seem to pile up so quickly that it can feel like there’s little time for writing. While that may be true for many of us, it doesn’t have to stay our reality. 

I’ve written about it before – find those little moments where you can jot down a few lines or paragraphs. Manage your time so you can carve bits and pieces out of your day. Be persistent and intentional in pursuing your passion, and you’ll be amazed at what you’ve accomplished. And if you need a place to start, I suggest NaNoWriMo 2017.

This year will be my third year in a row and I can’t recommend the organization enough. The support and encouragement to put paper to pen and simply write. Not edit, not proofread, not beat your brains out trying to write the perfect first chapter before moving on to the second, but rather the invitation to bring to life that story idea that’s been wiggling around in your mind so long it feels like a pet. 🐶

NaNoWriMo isn’t about putting life aside to focus on your dreams. It’s about blending your dreams into your everyday so that you can bring your stories to light and start living the life you want – the life of a writer.

Have you participated in NaNoWriMo before? Is it easy or hard for you to find time to write? How do you manage your time?

– Melinda

2 thoughts on “Life: NaNoWriMo Prep

  1. Hi Mindy! Love this post, and your blog in general! I actually did NaNoWriMo a few years ago, finished just short. Did it again last year with my goal to go from 20K to 50K on something already in progress, and felt success. I didn’t think about doing it this year because my WIP is in more of that edit stage, but since we talked, I’m excited to just free-write for a month with a new idea! My tactic- shoot for the small- and, like you said, finding time in-between life’s moments. I break 50K into daily 1,667 word chunk goals and its much less intimidating!

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