NaNoWriMo Tip #17: Silence Your Inner Critic

By Dianna Dilworth 

As you continue on with your NaNoWriMo novel today’s tip is: Silence Your Inner Critic.

You will have plenty of time to edit your novel in December and January. Right now you have a novel to finish and overly analyzing every word won’t help you accomplish this goal. For the time being don’t let yourself get caught up with a critical eye. Instead finish the story. If you have critical ideas, create a document to jot them down onto. You can reopen it when you go back over your novel with a fine tooth comb next year.

This is our 17th NaNoWriMo Tip of the Day. To help GalleyCat readers take on the challenge of writing a draft for a 50,000-word novel in 30 days, we will be offering advice throughout the entire month.