Part of winning NaNo is the writer’s state of mind. I start off pretty sweet. Of course that is just my opinion. Don’t ask my family. No doubt they won’t agree because I’ve given them the riot act when NaNo comes around.
When I start at the beginning of the month everything is fine. I write my 2k, plowing ahead and telling myself I’ll fix it later. I’m nice to myself and feel pretty good about the whole thing.
With or without the riot act, it never fails that something comes along during the month that messes with my daily writing and then I have to re calculate. (I’m sounding so anal right now I’m pinching the bridge of my nose.)
Sure I hang in there and but family demands are not something I avoid no matter how important my writing is to me. I know I’ll drop a few days, and I’m good with it. I kinda like that they need me around.
So here’s the thing. I’m not showing off when I write 2k a day. I’m expecting trouble.
I guess what I’m saying is no matter what you do to plan ahead something will happen. Expected it. Plan for it. And when your attitude starts to slip, know you’re not alone. I’m struggling too.
If you have tips now it the time to share them. 😉