Happy Preptober week two! For those of you who are new to my blog, you can find my NaNoWriMo week one goals here. This week of NaNoWriMo is a little harder to prep for because if I don’t manage to accomplish last week’s goals, I’ll have to finish them this week. My goals for week one of NaNoWriMo were to finish my outline and write 5,000 words, bringing my WIP word count up to 57,000. The success of this week really hinges upon whether or not I’m able to achieve my week one goals, which I think I will!
Week 2: November 8-14
This week is going to be stressful! It’s right before Thanksgiving break which means professors are going to try to cram in last minute exams and papers. I said before my goal for NaNoWriMo is to write around 10,000 words a day, and that is going to be difficult this week.
I already set my alarm early every morning, but for this week I’m going to try to be up and out the door by 8:00am. I’m going to try to get most of my writing done in the mornings before class, otherwise I’ll be too tired at night to crank out 1,500 words.
My Wednesday goal is to figure out where I want to be in my WIP by next week. For now, I’m not going to say I have writing goals, because I’m going to leave this day open for overflow from last week.
For Thursday and Friday, I’m going to try to go easy on myself because these will be the days of the exams and paper due dates. On Thursday, I’m only going to aim for 1,000 words. Friday, I might decide to take the night off, watch some Project Runway, and do a facemask. As much as NaNoWriMo is a race, it’s important to make sure I take care of my health! If I’m feeling inspired though, I might get a jumpstart on my goals for Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday!
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday will be back to work! I want to focus on getting to one of the most pivotal scenes in my WIP. There’s going to be a big plot twist, and I want to get that written and written well. Even though it’s only one scene, I’m dedicating four days to it. I need to not only get the reveal right, but also the build-up, the reactions, and the consequences. I want this scene, the build-up, and the fallout to be around 8,000 words, and so these four days will be when I do most of my writing.
Overall Week 2 Goals:
Wednesday, November 8th — Friday, November, 10th: Plan and remember to TAKE CARE OF MYSELF!!!!
Saturday, November 11th —Tuesday, November, 14th: finish those 10,000 words and write the exciting plot twist!
While these goals may seem a lot, they’re actually pretty attainable! The thing I want to stress the most is the importance of taking care of myself. NaNoWriMo can be intense, and often in the rush to finish and crank out words, writers will run themselves ragged. Remember, you’re never going to finish if you’re not prioritizing your health. NaNoWriMo is supposed to be a fun push, not a way to stress yourself out to the point of sickness. Comment below how you make sure to take care of yourself during NaNoWriMo, this is something we could all use a little more help with!
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