NaNo Pep Talk and Suggestions



I suppose I am a fairly peppy person, but pure prostration makes me puzzle over how much pep I can pull…let’s ponder…(you knew I would go there, C’mon…it’s me.)

So we are now in the second week of NaNoWriMo, and for all of you wrimo-ing about chances are you’re at one of three stages:

Stage A: You’re one of those robots who writes 30,000 words per day and you are finished.

Stage B: You haven’t even started.

Stage C: You are on task or at least somewhere in the “on task” reachability plane. I venture to guess many of you are Stage C-ers. If you are a member of group “A” keep it to yourself I don’t even want to know about it. Aside from time I think one of the biggest challenges of NaNo is allowing yourself to just write- no edits, no changes, just wild uninhibited writing. Someone somewhere along the line suggested covering the computer screen while typing. If you don’t see the errors you won’t stop top fix them. This is key for writing a first draft anyway as many of the items you fix in the beginning may not even be there in the end, equaling wasted time. No one wants that! So go grab a pillow case, a towel or your cat (he wants to sleep on the screen anyway) and cover that thing up! Here’s betting you get more written…:0)

About Katie Thayne, Author

Katie Thayne (that's me, kind of, seeing as how Katie Thayne is a pen name) is an up and coming author (or so I'd like to think). I have just released my first book, Ms. Impractical Pants, and am currently working on its sequel. I don't have a name for that one yet, so let's just call it Sequel for now. If I'm not working on Sequel, I'm scratching down ideas for the other half dozen or so book ideas swirling around in my brain. Okay, that's a lie, I don't write them down as much as I should, but I still think them, so that should count for something, right? I live in beautiful Moab, Utah and when I'm not writing- on second thought, I won't go there. Let's pretend I sit in a quite office hunched over a keyboard and do nothing but write. The most important thing to know about me, is just because I write doesn't mean I can punctuate. That's why I have an editor- but not for this blogging stuff. Editors ain't cheap and I'm not J.K. Rowling...yet. But I hope that won't keep you from reading my blog.

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