The Working Parents’ Guide to Winning NaNoWriMo

I’m gearing up to officially do NaNoWriMo this year–that November Wordfest where writers commit to writing 50,000 words in a month. I’m planning to finish my novel The Kwan Factor once and for all. For all working parents contemplating a similar feat, here is a reblog from last year with seven tongue-in-cheek tips on finishing NaNoWriMo,

k. Rawson

It’s November 26th, do you know what your word count is? If you’re competing in NaNoWriMo you undoubtedly know what it is now, what it was yesterday and what you are aiming for tomorrow.

NOTE: if you’ve already won NaNoWriMo, congratulations! This post won’t be of any interest to you. January is just around the corner so you’ll want to get busy polishing that manuscript for Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel contest in 2015.

Okay, great. Now that the overachievers are gone, let’s talk.

Writing is hard. Work is hard and so is that overtime job turning runny-nosed static-urchins into productive citizens. But we love a challenge (obviously) and so here we are: X days left of NaNoWriMo and XX,XXX words to go.

So, in the spirit helping frustrated and exhausted writers everywhere survive the 50,000 words in November challenge, I’ve pulled together this concise list of handy tips:

  1. Unplug. Completely. Unplug your internet…

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1 Comment

  1. peterkirsch

    You’ve got the KWAN. Make it happen. I’m right there behind you. You can do this.

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