#NaNoWriMo Day Thirteen

Update Day Thirteen

#NaNoWriMo entry #HerUnexpectedLife.

I’m still creep creep creeping toward the 25,000 bar in my #NaNoWriMo Novel #HerUnexpectedLife.  I wrote 1,696 words today for a grand total of 23,982.

Her Unexpected Life-3I had kind of an off day.  My oldest didn’t have school because it was teacher work
day and that through my schedule off.  It wasn’t even on the calendar they just notified us last Friday (I think it was then) that there would be no school today.  So I had to write the last 300 of those words while she was at swim practice.

I also have made another cover that I think I like better.

I had hoped to get another 890 on #OutoftheBlue ‘s addition but I only got 276.  I haven’t even worked on this one today.  Bringing the whole books total to 53,775 and the addition to 8,863.  Maybe tonight I will get some time after the kiddos go to bed.

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Tip 5: Take time for you.

All work and no play makes for a stressed writer.  Veg out, take an internet break, sneak some TV and spend some time with the people who love and support your writing.

Tip 4: Relax.

It’s just a draft and no one but you has to every see it.  Even diamonds need to be polished.

Tip 3: Write.

Another thing that just sounds easy to do but I struggled with this for the past eight months with Out of the Blue.  I would write a couple of chapters and then edit them.  Write a few more and edit them.  Around chapter fifteen I had read enough articles and interviews from seasoned authors to get it.  If I haven’t written it I couldn’t edit it. I was procrastinating when I was doing this.  Fear that I couldn’t finish a book.  Fear that no one would read it.  I was sabotaging myself.  I’m still working on that book but I have published a few children’s books with my oldest daughter.

Tip 2: Turn off the TV.

Seems simple but I struggle with this one with some of the shows I like to watch  starting back up.

Tip 1: Turn the wifi off on your laptop.

 That box that pops up with Email, Facebook and Twitter updates is like pieces of candy dropped on the forest floor leading me to the witch’s house.  (When I turn wifi back on my computer could be mistaken for a quarter machine in Vegas with all the dinging that’s going on.)

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