Well, I started NaNoWriMo this morning. Got in 1700 words today.
November is also NaBloPoMo or National Blog Posting Month. I am going to participate in that too.
I’ve succeeded at NaNoWriMo each of the last four years. Here’s my secret.
Don’t overwrite (and don’t look back).
First, write for that day’s total. Do not look ahead and wonder how you will ever reach your goal of 50,000 words. Write at least 1600 to 1700 words. Then stop for the day. Why push yourself? Save some energy for tomorrow, and the day after and the day after that.
Second, don’t edit what you’ve got so far. Keep writing. Move forward. Never mind if you awaken in the middle of the night, haunted by a plot hole large enough to drive a semi truck through. The problems with story will wait. Move along.
My tips. Hope they help you too!