A Mad Vox

009 Harness the Momentum of the Weekend - AMV NaNoWriMo18 Edition

Episode Summary

Day 9 day of NaNoWriMo. This episode is about how to harness the momentum of the weekend and use it to help you write strong through the rest of the month.

Episode Notes

Harness the momentum of the weekend

Hello and welcome to A Mad Vox podcast NaNoWriMo Edition. This is the 9th day of NaNoWriMo, and we are heading into the weekend. Today's episode is about how to harness the momentum of the weekend and use it to help you write strong through the rest of the month.

Congratulations, writer, for doing this challenge. It's not easy but definitely something worth attempting. It will change your ability to make something with impact for the better in the future. Whether you get 50 words or 5000 words written this weekend, you're taking advantage of a great opportunity to grow your creativity mindset and I want to commend you for that.

If you've taken the action of signing up for NaNoWriMo and declared your novel, you are amazing!

Let's get to those weekend tips:

1. Plan ahead

You have 2 days or 48 hours in the weekend. So plan out a realistic amount of time to hit the word count goal you want to reach.

Whether that means staying up late to write as many words as possible or getting up very early to get a jumpstart on the day. Do that!

Take into account your cadence and plot out those hours and I would recommend if you can get your word count within the first two hours of being awake in the morning that will set you up for having additional hours to get in more writing later in the day.

2. Join a local region on the nano website and look for write-in in your area

Today's write-in status/testimonial (hint... it was great)! I doubled my hourly cadence!

If you find a write-in that you enjoy you should add your buddies as your buddy on the NaNoWriMo website.

Use the momentum to continue to build your word count!

3. Use the NaNoWriMo website

There are several tools on the site itself that you can use to help you track your word count, do solo word sprints or organize virtual group sprints.

In addition to listing links to other word counters that will help you stay on track each day, you can use the word count updater on the top right section of the site if you're logged in, to update your own progress each time you complete a writing milestone. Personally, I like to use it after every single word sprint to stay motivated to beat that goal for next time.

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