So NaNoWriMo begins today!
I'm planning on working a six day week, so that means I have a target of 1,923 words a day.
Oh my god! That sounds so many.
Fingers crossed the baby goes down well for every nap this month (laughs manically). Okay fingers crossed I don't die of sleep deprivation.
My most important tool for NaNoWriMo is THE BOX.
It lives in my head and is actually prettier than this one, it has glitter!
I plan on shoving all those new, distracting ideas into it. Why do they always pop up, all bright and beguiling, when you're at a particularly difficult part of the WIP?
It happened to me last year and I got completely sidetracked. Luckily I read Meg Cabot's brilliant pep talk, got back on track and finished.
So this year I have The Box.
Where all those ideas can go and live, while I finish NaNoWriMo.
Also if you're doing NaNo or even if you're not. Justine Larbalestier and Scott Westerfeld are blogging writing tips, on alternate days, throughout November. Should be lots of great advice.