NaNoWriMo is around the corner, and that means if you’re writing 50,000 words this November, you better be planning your story starting now. Yes, that’s right, I said plan.
Having a plan will ensure you don’t waste 50,000 words and 30 days of your life.
Sure, you could do NaNoWriMo for fun, but wouldn’t it be more fun to actually have a draft that you can use?
Instead of 50,000 words that will probably sit in a drawer for the rest of your life, you can have the shitty first draft of your novel.
To get you started down the planning road, here are 5 Procrastinating Writers posts you don’t want to miss:
- Prep Yourself and YourSchedule for NaNoWriMo
- Character Planning: A Little About Backstories and Inner Demons
- 5 Resources to Help You Plan Your NaNoWriMo Novel
- How To Create Believable Characters
- 5 Things You Absolutely Must Know Before You Start Writing
You could just sit down and start writing on November 1, but you’d be doing yourself a huge favor by planning your story ahead of time. It’s up to you…
What would you rather have—50,000 words or the draft of a novel?
About The Author: Jennifer Blanchard is the founder of Procrastinating Writers. She is co-founder of the Better Writing Habits Challenge. For more great writing tips, tools and advice, be sure to follow her on Twitter or Facebook.
And remember, Larry Brooks from StoryFix.com is giving you 31 tips to help you Nail Your NaNoWriMo Novel. Don’t miss your chance to learn from the master.
Note:If you’re attempting NaNoWriMo this year, be sure to sign up for my free 30 Days of NaNoWriMo Tips for Procrastinating Writers.