So you have made it through your NaNoPrep and believe you are ready to harness yourself into your desk chair for the long haul of NaNoWriMo…I’m here to tell you that dedication at the outset is nothing compared to the nitty gritty of week 2. We must prepare for the onslaught of doubt, negativity, and whining made by lonely pets and loved ones.
So what do we do? How do we get through the mire of 2nd week? I’ll tell you how I cope…Knitting. Now, I know not everyone can knit or even want to, but the point is I keep my hands busy with something that lets my mind wander. That is the really important part of Procrastination 101: Keep the mind free to think. You don’t want to fill these precious moments with TV or movies, you need time and relaxation to get the mind ready to write more of your novel.
So here is the “homework”—What craft or hands on project can you set up right at your desk to work on when the words just won’t flow?