NaNoWriMo

Top 3 Mistakes to be Wary of In Your Writing During NaNoWriMo

Lots of bloggers that I follow have all been like, “So NaNoWriMo is coming around and I’m leaving you guys for a whole month! MWHAHAHHAH!” They cackle, as they throw a ridiculously random assortment of computers, notepads, pencils, pens, mugs, drinks, and a whole lot of other crazy things that I probably shouldn’t even mention into a suitcase and swagger out a door to die over 50,000 words for a single month.

So, even though I’m most likely not doing NaNoWriMo this year, I’ve learned lots about it, and today I’m going to be sharing with you guys 3 things so many writers make the mistake of letting happen during NaNoWriMo.

Let’s hop right in!

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1. The Stress

It shocks me how stressed out writers get to reach 50 k words. Seriously. It’s shocking. And there’s so much that goes wrong with stress during NaNoWriMo that all 3 of these mistakes are based around it.

There are a lot of problems with stress, and the first one that I found is this: When you’re stressing over 50k words, you can find yourself really hating your writing, and writing itself. But guys, writing is suppose to be what you love. If you find yourself even starting to really hate it-stop. Sacrifice a day or two. I know that 50 k means a lot to you during NaNoWriMo, but don’t let your book and your love for writing suffer because you’re under pressure about some word count that readers will never see.

 

2. The Restriction

Stress reduces your freedom of how you write your book incredibly, and I should know.

When stressed, you feel like you have to just…make it…to…50 k…and then…you’re…done.

But that’s not how you should be writing. You need to let your words and thoughts flow freely, without restriction! What will your readers feel like if your sentences and words are staggering onwards, and feel forced? 

 

3. The Force

So yes, speaking of force: Even if you don’t like how your writing in going currently, the pressure of reaching 50 k in a mere month makes you feel as if you absolutely have to write, no matter if your tired or hate your writing. You’ll even feel guilty if you sit down doing something fun that’s not writing!

But, if you keep ‘persevering’ through the pressure, you’re writing will fall very, very flat. Trust me, it never ever ends well. EVER. The stress will leak straight into your writing, and nobody wants to read a books that makes them stressed! (Unless it’s, like, super action packed and at the climax and it’s all super cool, then sure, get the reader stressed-but other than that, don’t get your faithful readers stressed or annoyed just because you were.)Screen Shot 2019-02-10 at 2.39.03 PM

NaNoWriMo is super motivational, fun, and really inspiring. And let me just say-if you’re not stressed and feel really happy and excited when you write during NaNoWriMo, your book will come out just fine, and none of these mistakes will ever happen!

 

Has any of these ever happened to you before?

Are you doing NaNoWriMo?

 

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you have any questions or thoughts, leave a comment down below.

Thanks for reading!

Mary

 

 

 

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