I’m going to write a novel in November.
National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo or simply NaNo, is a novel-writing challenge that takes place every November. Participants begin writing on November first with a goal of completing a 50,000-word novel from scratch by the end of the month.
I have no idea what I am doing, people.
I’m also going to keep doing my normal training too.
I’m going to be busy.
I’m going to decrease my time spent on the internet. I will read my emails from my friends. I’m going to try and ignore the others, such as the digest from the Ultra List-and all the miscellaneous offers and new Twitter followers I get.
In order to streamline my time to write, certain things have to go. Like Facebook and Twitter.
I rarely twitter. It roars by far too fast for me, on a daily basis. Twitter only works (it seems) for folks who spend their workday at a computer and with internet connection. That is not me.
Is there a way to go inactive on Twitter? I rarely use Twitter, I am not on line enough to be a regular Tweeter. I could just delete the account. I may go private on Twitter, that might cut down on follows. Which clog up my email. Maybe I should work on figuring out a filter for Yahoo Mail that I could see Twitter follows to.
I do spend a fair amount of time on Facebook, more lurking than posting. But this is just a mindless time suck, so that is something I can certainly not check, and spend that time at lunch writing. I need to cull that friend list on FB too.
I am however going to spend some time building my author platform online. If you have questions such as ‘what is an author platform?’, then you can find a useful guide on the Jericho Writers website.
I’ve unsubscribed from a bunch of blogs too. I will read blogs from a few regular posters, like DC Rainmaker, Endurance Corner, Bitch Cakes, Katy Wydrick, and irregular posts from friends. It doesn’t hurt to cull the list, especially when I can’t even remember who this person is, or why I am reading their blog posts.
Tips at the helpful forum at NaNoWriMo suggest getting up early to write..write on lunch breaks, before work, after work. All good ideas. I may get up a few minutes early to get some writing completed.
Okay, enough writing about the writing. I have an outline to work on, seven days to NaNoWriMo!!