NaNoWriMo Tip #9: Go Cold Turkey From the Internet

By Dianna Dilworth 

As you work on your NaNoWriMo novel, you need to stay focused and avoid procrastination so except for those brief little research assignments you might need to do, you should avoid the Internet while writing.

This is easier said that done, as it might be in your nature to leave your document to check email, browse Facebook or go on Twitter. We challenge you to avoid the Internet during your allotted writing time, and to do it cold turkey. If you are too addicted and can’t be on a computer without going online, then get a pen and paper, or try out Cold Turkey, software that helps you boost productivity by locking yourself out of certain websites that can lead you astray.

This is our ninth 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.