I’ve been struggling since NanoWriMo, that’s the simple fact of the matter. I’ve actually had some time to sit down and try and post something this week and I don’t want to and I can’t think of anything much new.
Basically I’ve run out of my creative flow. Right after Nano I was pretty tired and needed a rest, but then work came along with a big project and bang I was fully involved in that for a few weeks and after that…. nothing. I have run out of creative juice.
This isn’t just for writing, but drawing as well and just thinking of something to inspire me to make something and go – tada! So if anyone finds it can they please send it my way? Please?
I mean it must be out there somewhere right?
5 NaNoWriMo Survival Tips
So I thought while I’m here I would give you all a little insight into what I learned from NanoWriMo.
1. Write everyday, if you can do about 1.6k words a day at least you’ll win.
2. What you write will more than likely be shit and no where near what the finished product should be. Just write it.
3. Be prepared for late nights or early mornings and some degree of sleep deprivation. A similar thing applies to socialising and TV, they won’t happen or you;ll have way less time for it.
4. Put the phone down.
5. I pantsed it, but I can see why people prepare. The more prep the better, but I’m not saying I will do that next time.
What I have stored away is the start of a really rough manuscript that even when I was most of the way through it I thought that this is going to need re-writing heavily. But I think that it wasn’t necessarily about quality, it’s about establishing a writing habit. Now I know I can do it I know I will be writing more.
So if you’re reading this and thinking about stopping your Nano or WIP – don’t! Just keep going!
I’m going to try and catch up with as many of you as I can before Christmas, I might not manage it but I hope so. I hope you’re all enjoying the festive season and maybe by the end of it I will have found my creativeness again – who knows?
Let me know what you guys have been up to?
© Simon Farnell 2020