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Prepare Your Schedule For NaNoWriMo

by Jennifer on October 20, 2009

By Jennifer Blanchard

It’s two weeks until the start of NaNoWriMo.

You’ve prepared your plot. You’ve met your characters. Now it’s time to prepare your schedule for the 30 days ahead.

Writing 50,000 words in 30 days is quite a challenge. But if you work out your schedule so you always have at least an hour or so of writing time a day, you can manage to write 1,667 words everyday.

Here are some posts to read to help you get started prepping your schedule:

  • Creating an Unschedule–This will help you figure out exactly where you have available writing time.
  • Block Writing–This post will give you an idea of a simple way to break up your writing time so you’re as productive as possible.
  • Ideas to Get You Writing Everyday–It’s a good idea to start practicing writing every single day starting now so you’re in the habit of it by the time NaNoWriMo rolls around. If you’re already writing something everyday, good for you! Keep at it!
  • 17 Ways to Find 10 Minutes to Write–This post will show you how many 10-minute writing blocks you can find throughout your day. If all you have is 10-minute writing blocks, USE THEM!

Yes, your schedule is busy. But if you take some time finding ways to fit writing in, you can do it.

Be sure to come back for tomorrow’s post, which will give you some ideas for clearing more time in your schedule.

If you’re participating in NaNoWriMo this year and would like help staying motivated throughout the entire challenge, be sure to sign up for my 30 Days of NaNoWriMo Tips for Procrastinating Writers e-mail newsletter.

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1 Susie McCray October 21, 2009 at 9:28 am

Very good advice. I already have my time mapped out and my outline ready. I just hope that when the time comes for me to do the writing I won’t run into MANY obsticles.

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