L is for lagging behind. We’ve all been there, whether it’s your first NaNo experience or your fifth. It’s not a cause for panic. I’m going to let you in on a little secret. While we all want to hit that 50k mark and be able to call ourselves winners, NaNo is about so much more than “winning”. It’s about creating a daily writing habit. It’s about flexing that giant muscle in your head (the brain, not the tongue). It’s about being creative and striving towards goals. Even if you don’t make it to the 50k, you will have accomplished plenty to be proud of and brag about. Remember, most people wouldn’t have even attempted writing a novel.
Day 12: Have you spent any time on the NaNo forums yet? While they can be the ultimate procrastination tool, they are also full of information and support. Take a break and check it out, but only for a short time! Then it’s back to writing!