Do any of these scenarios look familiar to you?
- You started Camp NaNo on July 1 with every good intention, but something wasn’t clicking and you quit trying a few days later.
- You intended to do Camp NaNoWriMo, but Day 1 rolled around and the hardcore procrastination began. Here we are, halfway through the month, and you haven’t even started yet.
- You tried so hard to stay on track, but real life had other plans and writing had to take a back seat. Now, you’re woefully behind and losing motivation to continue because winning is pretty much out of the question.
Maybe your situation resembles one, none, or all three of these. Regardless, we’re sitting at the halfway point of Camp NaNoWriMo with almost zero progress. Yep. Me, too.
Do you still want to make the best of Camp NaNoWriMo? Read on for a few tips and tricks to making the most of this month’s writing time.
Our bravest and best lessons are not learned through success, but through misadventure.
-Amos Bronson Alcott
Pantsers come in just as many shapes and styles as Plotters. Just as each Plotter might have a different method for how to prepare themselves for writing, individual Pantsers usually have their own little starting rituals or attack strategies in place, too. Just because a Pantser doesn’t plot doesn’t mean they’re necessarily going in blind, either.
I’ve collected a few tips and tricks for how Pantsers can prepare for a productive Camp NaNoWriMo session this July… no pre-writing necessary: