What is something you've done to prepare for NaNoWriMo this year?
Did you gather frozen food, stuff chocolate in desk drawers, warn the people in your life, or make sure your laundry is done?
My big thing is getting ready to focus. I've only won once before and I want to make sure I don't let things get in the way this time around. I don't have a full time job to get in the way so I have the time. My biggest problem I have right now is I somehow bleed my writing time into my every day life in the evenings. The evenings I would like to reserve for my husband. I think one of the challenges of NaNoWriMo this time is trying to keep that from happening. November is going to be a way to exercise handling writing full time and finding time to do those other things--- laundry, exercising, cooking, and maybe reading. It sounds easy, but as any writer knows, there are distractions. And sometimes distractions are too welcome.
Over the past few months, I've started to utilize the white board pictured above that sits right in front of me as I write this. I updated the writing section so it is ready for next month. Things to do this week is a little more chaotic than usual, but it is expected. The new section I added in red is Today's Goals. I think it is a good way to help me keep focused on the smaller picture than the big one. As a kid, they would give us agenda books to keep track of all our assignments. I think this has become a new version for me.
Google Calendar is where I keep track of the goals I want to refer back to later on. I'll record my word count there and it is my solid place for upcoming events. The board is what I can wipe clean at the end of the week, or the day, with a smile. Tomorrow is always fresh and that is the way I want to treat it.
If you're participated, be sure to add me!
May the odds be ever in your favor!