It’s preptober, which means that many of us who intend to participate in NaNoWriMo 2023 are planning and preparing the stories that we are going to write during November. In this post, I will go through how I prepare for the competition.
How do you best prepare for Nanowrimo?
- Choose which writing project you want to focus on during November. Do you want to write the first draft of a book? A series of articles or maybe short stories? There are no rules on what kind of writing you do during nano.
- Make an outline and start planning the writing project. Even if you’re more of a spontaneous writer, there’s a lot to be gained by actually having an idea of where you want the story to go. This can help you avoid writer’s block during the competition.
- Plan when you will write in November. Can you get up an hour earlier and write in the morning? Or write for half an hour on your lunch break? By actually planning and setting aside time to write, you show yourself and others that writing is important to you.
- Join the Nanowrimo community. You can find your local and regional group via the official Nanowrimo website.
I have participated in Nanowrimo several times, in the article Nanowrimo I tell about the first time I participated in the competition.