Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Last Week of NaNoWriMo Always Gets Packed Crazy

Just to note, there is something about Thanksgiving weekend being the root cause of this last week of intense novel-writing being more stressful than it should be.

The rule of thumb for coping with a 3-Day Weekend of Mass Distraction is simple:

Let it happen.

Family and friends take priority in the real world. Go and enjoy your Pagan Turkey Sacrifice Day. That's your Thursday, and likely your Friday taken for the most part. Saturday can be optional.

Thing is, there is always time somewhere and somewhen to get your daily word count done without it being intrusive on your commitment to a sane (relatively speaking) social life.

You can, for example, type the word count out on your laptop under the table during turkey dinner.

Just be discreet about it.

You know I will.

What, mom? Whadda ya mean "Do the dishes"?  Now?!

Yeesh. I take it back.

Anywho, if you're anywhere near your 50,000 count finish line, you're good and I wish you best of luck reaching that goal. If you're not as close as you like, just remember you're still working with a rough draft to a new novel that needs your love to make it finish on its own time.

Happy Thanksgiving, and I will see you at the Validation count!

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