NaNoWriMo Day 18 – 2021

We’re over halfway through week three, and it’s crazy to think that there are novels being written all over the world. Last year there were nearly 400,000 participants–that’s the potential of 20 billion words. Granted, the final collective result is probably much less than that because 50k is hard. But still.

NaNoWriMo is about you and your story, but you’re not alone. There are writers everywhere, banding together to celebrate the stories and characters in our heads. So if you’re feeling unmotivated, then don’t just do it for yourself–do it for them. Do it for all the bookworms and daydreamers. Do it for the haters too, because whether you believe it or not, you have a story that is worth telling.

And if you haven’t even started writing yet, it’s never too late to start. The 50k is just one thing to aim for–it’s not the be-all and end-all. The important part is your ideas on the page and it’s never too late to start.

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NaNoWriMo Day 17 – 2021

Not much of an update this morning–still chugging along while listening to my novel’s spotify playlist. I did however, finally get a job, so that’s exciting! Removing the stress of interviews has definitely helped me get more in the writing flow for week three.

But I understand that a lot of you might be struggling this week–anecdotally one the hardest of the four weeks when it comes to motivation. Remember that you got this!

Today’s writing prompt:

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Food! Write a scene (or two, or four) where your characters eat something. Describe the food. Is it unique to your world, or an everyday snack? Is it tasty or gross? How does eating it make your character feel–is it the single best moment of their life or just a boring everyday occurrence?

And if you need food inspiration, feel free to check out my food Instagram, full of handmade food and baking!

Happy hump day.

NaNoWriMo Day 16 – 2021

It took until 11pm yesterday to convince myself to work on my novel, but luckily I still made an okay chunk of progress. However, I can happily say I’m enjoying my story a lot more than I was at the beginning! I just had to push through the bad vibes and switch off my inner editor–not easy by any means, but not impossible.

Today’s writing prompt:

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Something for all you fantasy writers out there. And even if your novel doesn’t involve crumbling stone bridges, take a moment to consider the architecture of your world. What makes it unique? What makes it feel real? How old or new is everything–how has time interacted with the structures of your world?

I hope you’re having a great Tuesday!