I have learnt a tremendous amount about writing since I started doing NaNo, back in 2010. Here is a tip – not my tip – but a tip mentioned by many others:
NaNo writing tip number one
Avoid the terror of staring at a blank page.
Before you finish for the day, write a few words to help kick-start your work tomorrow.
- Leave an unfinished sentence…
- or jot down a few bullet points, outlining the next scene,
- or write the final words of the next section and leave a gap so you can start the next day knowing where you are heading.
My 2013 NaNo novel is called Chasing Credit. Now I have to get back to chasing my word count.