In this post, I’m sharing my plan for NaNoWriMo 2019. There’s no way I’ll give up this year! At the end of the post you’ll find my checklist and I would love to hear about your writing project in the comments! 🙂
Looking at my NaNoWriMo profile, it’s obvious that my strategy so far wasn’t working for me. I participated for the first time in 2013 and since then, I have never managed to hit the 50.000 words goal. There was always something urgent, or I told myself that it’s too hard to write so fast and not useful anyway. Well, I find it quite embarrassing that I’ve never managed to win NaNoWriMo, and I am not willing to give up. This year, I plan to learn from the mistakes I’ve made so far and to come up with a realistic plan I can follow.
The thing is, I am feeling more motivated than ever. I want 2019 to be the year, I win NaNoWriMo. So, I am starting now to prepare. I believe that it’s essential for me to have clarity about my project and to make it more likely for me to succeed. One more thing, since I am planning to start a completely new writing project for NaNoWriMo, I am also making sure to finish my current project – it’s
Here comes my NaNoWriMo 2019 checklist:
- project: Pick a project for NaNoWriMo 2019 – check!
- goal: Set a word count goal. – check! I am going with 50k words.
- notebook: Prepare a notebook for the project. This one has taken a while for me because I am quite picky when it comes to notebooks.
- plot: Make sure you draft the plot. I’m still on it.
- website: Announce the project on NaNoWriMo.org
- playlist: Make a writing playlist on Spotify – check!
inspo: Start a
- working space: Set up my working space to help me be more productive. I like to only keep things around that I need or that motivate me. My typewriter, a thesaurus, my notebook, some paper and candles.
- emergency: Prepare a NaNoWriMo kit for desperate moments.
I know that the hardest point and also the most important one for me is plotting. If I don’t have a good plot draft, I will most likely get lost midway. It has happened to me way too often, and I find it frustrating. Not this time. 😉
I hope this checklist will help you get ready for NaNoWriMo 2019. If you want more inspiration, you can download a free handbook from NaNoWriMo for prepping here.
Btw, feel free to add me as a writing buddy, my NaNoWriMo name is selenafuxfell.