1. Raise the stakes. If you're getting bored with your novel, readers might too.
2. Reward yourself. You might have a big carrot waiting for you at the end of the journey, but everyday you hit your word goal should have some small reward. Mine? Leftover Halloween candy.
3. Write the ending first. There is no law which states a novel has to be written in chronological order. If the middle is getting to be a slog, skip to the exciting conclusion then work your way back.
4. Get ahead so you can slack off. If at all a possibility, I've found that getting ahead so you can relax over the holiday makes Thanksgiving a much less stressful endeavor and provides a nice break from writing.
5. Try shorter writing sprints. I find that when I'm getting stuck it helps to try to just write at least 200 words at a time, then take a break. Roughly 8 of these sprints a day will fulfill your daily requirement. Maybe writing 1,667 words all at once isn't your style.
6. Take advantage of Write-Ins! Whether virtual or in-person, write-ins are a great motivator. Just to see and hear other writers clicking or scratching away builds a sense of community and camaraderie.
Let's all try for 50,000 words before November 30th (poutine)!
What is NaNoWriMo?
I Write, I Edit, I Write Again. Witness!
We're Making Better Words, All of Them, Better Words.
I Write to Burn Off the Crazy.
A Good Day Writing is a Day Writing.
It Puts the Words on the Page or it Gets the Hose Again.
Just keep writing...just keep writing...writing, writing, writing!
Writing is Magic.
The First Rule of Write Club is You Talk About Write Club.
If You Aren't Writing, You Aren't a Writer