Finding Your Beginning in “The End”: The Importance of Finishing Your First Draft

On the eve of NaNo this is good insight as I struggle to write the words.

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5 reasons everyone should do NaNoWriMo at least once.

I’m prepping for NaNoWriMo. To prep I used the snowflake method (after I’d already worked on an outline for a couple weeks), then I finished said outline. Now I’m percolating on that outline…as well as plotting book 2 in the series. Which is actually amazing for book 1, it’s revealing a lot about motivations of certain characters.

I was nervous that I wouldn’t be ready for November…but now I wish it was here so I could just get this thing going!

What are you doing to prep for NaNo?

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We are now midway through October and thousands of writers across the world are frantically preparing for the biggest writing challenge of the year – the National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo. Since I had jumped into it head first last November, I read a lot of blog post and articles about NaNo on the web, and I realized that there are often opposite reactions to the event. Some like it, some don’t; some swear it’s the best thing that ever happened to them, while others think it’s worthless.

Personally, I think that if you think of yourself as a writer, even an aspiring or pre-published one, you should do NaNo at least once in your life. And below are the 5 most important reasons why you should do it.

  1. 50k words is an average a professional writer produces every month, not just in November.

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