As Michille mentioned in her recent post, the annual writing extravaganza known as NaNoWriMo is fast approaching; thirty days of writing 1,667 words along with the existing demands of everyday life.
Sounds fun, right?
As with other goals, a little up-front prep-work can make the difference between a successful finish (however you measure success) and an angst-ridden struggle. Or something like that.
Part of my pre-work has been getting the basics of my characters, conflict, and setting, nailed down so I have some idea of what I’m trying to write. An equally important part of my pre-work has been ensuring I’m mentally and physically ready to write. Continue reading