We’ve been working hard. We either have an outline, we’re working on our outline, or we’re still desperately behind. That’s fine. Whatever place you’re at, now might be a good time to take a day or two off. Take this writer’s advice and start thinking about scheduling and time management now. I know I need to finish up a bunch of laundry and do some marathon dish-washing and kitchen-cleaning. Not because I care about how fast these things build up in November. Or even because I won’t have five or ten minutes to do them in November. But because it will make my husband slightly happier about me doing NaNo again if I make sure the house looks good while I do it. You might have different reasons for doing your own pre-NaNo cleaning/scheduling/junk-food-buying preparation. But while you’re working on preparing for your novel, don’t forget to also prepare for the way your whole life is going to rearrange for 30 days.
30 Days of PreWriting, Day 24 1 comment