NaNoWriMo Tip #2: Embrace the Discipline

By Dianna Dilworth 

For those of you who have spent years toiling over a novel without any end in sight, NaNoWriMo should be a sigh of relief. The exercise requires you to silence your inner critic and just write. Our tip for you today is to embrace the discipline of this structured activity. You have one month to write a novel, now get to work.

According to a survey of previous NaNoWriMo writers from Stop Procrastinating respondents were attracted to the challenge for its “discipline, focus and the lure of a deadline.” The majority (76 percent) of those surveyed advised writers not to edit as they go along and instead to write creatively.

This is our second 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.