I know one thing. Having a good outline and story helps a lot (for me). This outline is now carrying me through my third WriMo. I’m still excited about it. I can write details and scenes every time I sit to write. The outline is really good. So, that’s one battle won. I can apply this to future NaNoWriMos.
The problem comes…when life comes and barges in. Gotta make dinner. Gotta vote. Gotta do laundry (oops I left that in the washer…). And then writing fits in somewhere. So I’m 2k behind right now. But honestly if I’m 2k behind every 8-10k, that leaves me at 40k, which is practically done. Yes, 40k is easy to jump to 50k from. It’s just a matter of getting through the sloggy teens, the long 20ks, and the evil 30ks. Going from 40k – 50k is the easy part. I’ve never not finished a novel when I’ve gotten past 25k, for that matter.
This year will be good. Just gotta keep on keepin on. I’m so excited to actually finish this thing – that motivation is carrying me.