Preparing to Write Every Day?

       There are many things that you could do as a writer to prepare
       yourself for the July NaNoWriMo.  It is no different than any other
       writing endeavour that you commit to.  The important part is to commit
       yourself to this and to work until you get your goal accomplished.
       As I mentioned yesterday, the overall word count can be fluid and
       vary with this challenge. All you have to do is to make up your mind
       and write each and every day for a certain amount of time. But how can
       you prepare yourself to do this emotionally and psychologically.  Here
       are a few tips:
       1.  Make sure that you tell all of your family members that you will
       be undergoing this challenge and make sure that your family members
       honour your time at your desk.
       2.  You may want to set a specific time every day to do your writing.
       Keep it consistent. That way your family may eventually understand
       when you go to your desk during these times. Consistency is the key.
       3.  You may want to create a time when you’re alone and most of
       your family is either away or asleep.  For myself, I LOVE writing first
       thing in the morning. When I participated in the NaNoWriMo in
       November, I woke up two hours before others family members did.
       That way I did a LOT of writing before they even woke up.
       4.  Plot your progress on a chart close to where you are working. This
       will motivate you to continue. At the end of the day, mark your
       progress in terms of words or pages.  At the end of the week, tally up
       your overall progress.  It will really make you feel good and every time
       you enter your office to write, you will be reminded of how successful
       you can be.
       Hopefully, some of these pointers will help you to keep your goals in
       line with your motivations and overall successes.
       ~ Happy Writing,
       ~ Irene


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