Your NaNoWriMo Check-Up

I’m back at the Breathe Christian Writers Conference blog today, guest blogging about the dreaded midway point of National Novel Writing Month.

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Okay, NaNos, we’re just about halfway through the month. If you’ve been keeping up with the average daily word count goals, that means you’re hovering around 25,000 words right now. Good for you! If you’ve been falling behind, don’t fret—all is not lost! It ain’t over ‘til December!

If you’re stuck back at 7,845 words or if you’ve lurched ahead to 36,276 words, you have the same goal in front of you—make it to 50,000. And you have the same erin-b-realitychallenges—keeping up steam, moving your narrative forward, finishing strong. It’s as easy to get stuck at 40,000 as it is at 4,000. So how are you going to win National Novel Writing Month?

Here are a few ideas to keep you going:

Reclaim your time and double down on your efforts. Life just took over. I just don’t have the time. I thought I could fit it into my schedule, but it was just too much. NO! None of us have the time. We must all make the time. Get up earlier. Stop watching so much football. Throw your phone in a lake. Novels don’t get written because there are people out there with nothing to do. They get written because people stop making excuses and start making their dreams a reality. You can do this!

Don’t resolve anything at the end of your chapters. You propel your narrative forward the same way you propel readers forward—with tension…

Click here to read the rest!

Then go write some more!

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