Strategies for Combating Post-NaNoWriMo Procrastination
NaNoWriMo is almost over, many of you have already reached your 50K goals, and some of you still have a way to go. But wherever you are in the game, 50K isn’t a novel unless you’re writing for young children. Most of us have to keep going. We have to find the motivation to complete the last third of the novel, or put flesh on the completed skeleton. But we’re tired, and we just want to sleep.
Personally, I’ve vowed that I’m not going to stare into the fire on another New Year’s Eve and wish I’d finished my project. But this video is dangerously close to how I’m feeling…
My Strategy for Avoiding this Sad Fate?
A few NaNoWriMo buddies and I have started a Facebook group called Warrior Chat so we can keep each other going until we reach “THE END”. We’ll call occasional Word Wars, and use the live group chat feature to brainstorm and motivate each other. We can edit shared documents with names like “The Anatomy of a Scene” and “Useful Links and Resources” and the best one of all… “I’ve Reached THE END!!!”
What strategies do you have for completing your NaNoWriMo project? And how are you feeling about this year’s NaNoWriMo project?