Tips for Surviving the Agony and Ecstacy of NaNoWriMo

Jenny Hansen offers some wonderfully wise words about writing. (smile)

Jenny Hansen's Blog

NanoWriMo 2013-Participant-Vertical-BannerNaNoWriMo is my birthday present to myself each year. Every year, I love it. And every year, I hate it…there’s simply too much to do in the tiny little month of November.

Even without my birthday falling at the beginning of the month and Thanksgiving at the end, there always seems to be unexpected craziness. Last year it was shingles; this year it’s a family vacation.

I tend to arrive at December 1st a little bit out of breath.

And still, I love NaNoWriMo.

I love the community, the late-night writing sprints, the before and after parties my local team throws. I love the write-ins, the pep talks, the excitement and uploading my word count. I adore getting the chance to encourage my peeps and watch everyone chase their goals.

Whether you’re gearing up for NaNoWriMo or not, I wish you luck in your writing goals this month.

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