Behind Schedule

Have you ever been so inspired to write, but time and energy seemed to be fighting you? Yeah, that’s pretty much how my start to NaNoWriMo has been thus far. Granted I stared off the month on day two of my six day stretch via my day job. Admittedly, while I do love my day job – it can be quite draining on me during these stretches at times. This was definitely one of those times. My days have been consumed with being busy, as beyond the shifts at work I’ve had a lot going on in my personal life lately. I have managed to get at least a tiny bit of words in daily so far, but I definitely have some major catching up to do.
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NaNoWriMo Time!

It is officially that magical time of year for writers everywhere! National Novel Writing Month (a.k.a. NaNoWriMo) has begun. For those of you unfamiliar, NaNoWriMo is a writing challenge for writers across the globe. The challenge is to write 50,000 words within the 30 days of November. The goal is to get that first draft complete of a new novel. This has proven to be the jump start many writers need in finally getting that first started. I think because NaNoWriMo encourages writers to forget the technicalities. The goal is to get the words down and first drafts are meant to be crap. You can clean up crap, but you can’t clean up a blank page. So really the main focused goal here is to just write. Don’t worry about punctuation, grammar, or any of it! Just get the words down.
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NaNoWriMo Snacks

Happy Halloween everyone!! This is absolutely my favorite holiday of all. This year it’s also the day I’ll be sharing the snacks and beverages I plan to keep on hand during the next thirty days. I mean, really what better day to share the food portion of my ‘NaNoWriMo Survival Kit’ than on the day of tricks and treats? So outside of any leftover Halloween candy, if you would like to know what sort of things I will use for added nourishment while I am in full on NaNoWriMo mode than definitely keep reading!
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NaNoWriMo Survival Kit

November 01st is just around the corner already! Thus it’s definitely time to make sure I have all the things I need to help me achieve a successful writing month ahead. This is otherwise known as my ‘NaNoWriMo Survival Kit’. Yours may be quite different and that’s okay. We all have our quirks and things we like to have on hand when we plan for an entire month dedicated to writing daily. Now I have debated several ways to go about this on here, but I have come to the conclusion of sharing a list. Though I did try to combine as much as I could, I will be going into depth on quite a few items. So grab a cup of tea (or your beverage of choice), as this is going to be lengthy!
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