Using Your Resources

Ever been just thoroughly stuck in your novel? NaNoWriMo is a notorious time for everything you’ve been planning to just disappear. It’s like all of your prep work was a beautiful dream and about half way through November you get woken up by your loud alarm clock and forget everything.

I touched on what you can do to get your mojo back at the beginning of the month but at this point, three fourths of the way through, it’s even harder. So I thought I’d give you some resources to get you back on the path of writing.

NaNoWriMo Resources

They’ve changed their website but NaNo is still a great resource to keep writing.

Check out the writer prep to get your mojo going again. Read some pep talks to get you back in high spirits. And there’s a few sponsored apps and programs that might just get you over that writing hump.

Or check out the forums. Trust me you aren’t the only one that’s stuck on something or just feeling defeated. Together we’ll get to the end.

And of course the NaNo Twitter Sprint Account that runs the entire month to help you reach the end.

Things I’ve Done Over the Years

  • Rolled dice to determine what happens next
  • Asked my boyfriend to pick a number between 1 and 5 to pick which scenario should happen (hated his choice and picked my own)
  • Abandoned whole chapters to write others. NaNo doesn’t have to be in order
  • Write more than one story at one time. I know technically this is a rebel tactic to get the amount of words, but sometimes I have more than one story floating in my head and can crank out a few chapters in each by the end of the month.

What’s the hardest part of NaNo for you? What parts do you get stuck on the most? Let me know in the comments below. For now I have to get back to writing. I’m absurdly behind.

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