But seriously, the way to win NaNoWriMo is to hit your word count every single day. Set a time and put it in your phone, planner, whatever you use to keep yourself organized.
WHAT’S YOUR NANOWRIMO GOAL?
If you want to write 50,000 words in 30 days, then you need to write 1,667 words a day. How long does it take you to write 1500 words? That probably depends on your level of inspiration during that session. I know I can’t write 1,667 words in one shot.
BREAK IT UP
I am aiming for 2,000 words a day. It’s a nice, round number and much easier to divide up. 1,000 words twice a day, 500 four times a day.
WHENEVER YOU GET THE CHANCE
Have some time between classes? Use it to get a few hundred words down. Have to sit in the car line for an hour at your kid’s school (like me…)? Perfect time to do some writing. What else can you do besides scroll mindlessly on social media? Can’t sleep at 2 am? Write. That’s usually when the best ideas strike me. Honestly, I’ve been having such vivid dreams, I may start writing about them at 2 am.
If you are going to be writing somewhere you won’t have access to your laptop or computer, make sure your device (phone, iPad, whatever) has the same program you are using on your computer. I use Google Drive and Google Docs since I’ve had so much trouble with Word losing my stuff.