Behind on Your NaNoWriMo Wordcount?

Behind on Your NaNoWriMo Wordcount?


Guess what? I’m four days behind on my word count right now.

Am I freaking out? Maybe a little. But I found a way to cope and get back on track. Here it is!


Before you burst into angry roaring curse words, let me explain.

There’s an important question that you need to ask yourself. What’s holding you back? If it comes down to time management, see if shuffling your routine would be helpful. I know a lot of us work full time jobs, some have families to care for and others are going to school full-time. It’s a lot to deal with and making some me-time to write can seem impossible.

Here’s some things that might help:

Change up your schedule! Wake up an hour earlier than usual (I honestly cannot do this one since I’d be waking up at 4 am). Write before bed when all the kiddies are asleep or all distractions are at a minimum. I like to write right when I get home, because I have the house to myself for a couple of hours. But things get in the way! House work needs to be done, or I have to go grocery shopping or get a dental cleaning (my excuse for not writing yesterday…is anyone else a nervous wreck after they leave the dentist?). But here’s the important thing: try every day. Even if it takes a week to get one day’s worth of writing done, you’re farther ahead than if you hadn’t tried so hard. Every word that you put on that paper is worth something. Don’t think of it in terms of a negative like “I have thirteen hundred more words to do,” think of it as “I’ve written 400 words.” Always think in the positive. Writing is something you love, otherwise you wouldn’t be here. Read more about Behind on Your NaNoWriMo Wordcount?