Nanowrimo: Week Two Tips

Well, Squiders, we’re about a third of the way through November.  How goes your word counts?  How goes your motivation?

Week Two tends to be a bad week.  Your enthusiasm has waned, you start to hit points in your story where your planning wasn’t so great, and you begin to realize that you’ve somehow managed to write in a plot hole the size of Africa.

You realize that 50K is still an awful long way away, and things begin to look a bit insurmountable.

There’s also something known as the Sophomore Slump, where your second year tends to go worse than your first, due to the same general principle.  Excitement can take you quite a ways, but it, unfortunately, can only sustain you for so long.

That’s when perseverance kicks in.  If you’re feeling low, seek out writing friends.  Attend write-ins, participate in word wars.

Hang in there for now.  It’ll get easier again.

Happy writing!  How are you feeling?

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One response to this post.

  1. I’m not sure if I would call week two bad though it is a bit unexpected for me. As a first year participant, I have exceeded my word count each day, filled with enthusiasm. My problem is that I have completely strayed from my mental outline. I’ve veered off the path and havent a clue how I’m supposed to get back on when I have less than 25k words to do it. I know 50k doesnt have to be my limit but Im nervous Im going to get to 50k and not have built up to the point I wanted. Blah. Thanks for the post. Proves the grass isn’t always greener.

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