1. Plan a retreat to catch up on your word count. It can be a day, a night, a day and a night. It helps if you bring friends and food. It also helps if you DO NOT bring friends and food.
2. Take time to assess what’s keeping you away from reaching your goals and see if you can prioritize differently. Like Miss Emily (see the comments on my last post). She does not do dishes during the month of November . . . in the name of nanowrimo. This is something I could get into. I may do nanowrimo all year.
3. Don’t forget to laugh. One of my biggest mistakes in life is letting things I love become not so lovable. I you need a break, write something else. Something funny. Write about the time you got your tongue stuck in a bottle or when you had your first kiss and it felt like a lizard licking your face. If you don’t have any horrible memories, read about someone else’s problems or embarrassing moments. Or go bowling.
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