Nanowrimo: Week Four Tips

Well, my fellow Wrimos, Nano ends next Wednesday.  You should be somewhere around 36K to be on track.

I can’t say this enough, but DON’T PANIC.

If you’re behind, you still have time.  A lot of Americans use Thanksgiving weekend to catch up, since they tend to have extra time off of work.  (I have to host Thanksgiving, however, so I have to clean my entire house.)  But don’t kill yourself, trying to catch up.  This is supposed to be fun, remember?  Any words you come out of November with are words you didn’t have before starting Nano, and even if it’s only 15K, that’s something to be proud of.

For those of you on track, congratulations!  The hard part is over.  For some reason, it feels like it takes forever to get to 25K, and then you painstakingly push on to 30K, and then, suddenly, things get easier.  It’s a downhill slope from here, my friends.  Your characters start to make sense, your story takes on fun twists that you would have never thought of before hand, and everything starts to go your (if not your characters’) way.

Remember you are not alone, no matter where you are in the process.  There are people on the forums or within your regions that are experiencing the same tribulations or triumphs as you, and they will be more than happy to help you or cheer with you.  Do not underestimate the value of your fellow Wrimos.

And soon, soon, it will be December, and we will be able to sleep again.

Happy writing!

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