3 Ways I Am Prepping for NaNoWriMo

So you may have noticed that November’s Words & Geeks read hasn’t been announced yet. As I am participating in NaNoWriMo this year, I have decided to have a break for the month from the read-along to focus on writing instead.  I’ll post more about my general reading throughout November on Goodreads to compensate, as I have grown to enjoy live updates about my current read.

To mark the impending start of NaNoWriMo, I’ve listed the three ways I am prepping for it:

1.) Reading. I already know that I want my book to have a YA audience, as that is the genre which most interests me as a reader, so reading books for this age group is giving me some ideas about how to tackle certain topics.  I call it research…
2.) Writing out key plot points. I get a bit bored writing when I know everything that it going to happen. By having key plot points as guidance, I can still have fun shaping the spaces inbetween, while keeping the story heading in the right direction.
3.) Collecting inspiration. I am preparing a playlist on iTunes (I’ll reveal this at some point next month), making folders on my computer filled with photos, jotting down book and song quotes onto strips of paper.  I am surrounding myself with ideas and prompts, to get the creative juices flowing.

How are you prepping for NaNoWriMo?  Any tips of your own to give?  Good luck to everyone taking part this year!


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