Have you missed any writing days yet? The frenetic pace of Nanowrimo almost begs us to trip up. I always do, eventually. I’ve missed two days, so far: one thanks to bad planning, and the other because of an emergency vet visit. Our boy is fine, but wow, did that kill my motivation to write.
Like everything related to writing, shutting your inner critic down sounds easier than it is. However, if you can’t shut that asshole down, you can at least sharpen your tools for cussing it out effectively. Or, y’know, just ignoring the damn thing. My critic repeats everybody who told me I’m worthless. It parrots the attitude
There must be a sizeable chunk of text devoted to writing around family interference in No Plot? No Problem!–and if not, you’ll find it in other books. Also on other blogs, like posts about maintaining creative routines during the holidays over at The Writing Life. I really like her suggestions, because they emphasize flexibility and address
I’m new here (hi!) and so is this blog. National Novel Writing Month is coming up fast. For various reasons, I want to join the insanity. I’ve been writing original and fan fiction for years, sometimes even in public, and I’ve done Nanowrimo several times, not always successfully. But Nanowrimo doesn’t free me like it’s