Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void but out of chaos.
I love NaNoWriMo. Having a goal, a deadline, and a sense of community with other participants is a great feeling. But NaNoWriMo can become an all-consuming beast, and that’s not a healthy state for creatives.
Instead of letting NaNoWriMo become your one and only priority this November, here are some ways to make time for your other hobbies and still hit your writing goals.
We’re halfway to November and here comes the NaNoWriMo peer pressure. Everyone else is doing it, so maybe you’re feeling obliged to give it a go, even though you find the concept of writing 50,000 words in a single month absolutely terrifying.
While many writers find energy and inspiration from the thrill of a worthy challenge, this isn’t the route for everyone.
NaNoWriMo is still a fantastic tool for writers, regardless of how you use it! Here are some non-conventional ways you can repurpose NaNoWriMo for your own, more manageable, writing goals.