I’m planning to do NaNoWriMo this year, and like my Disney trip, I’m starting to prepare for it ahead of time. Here are a few of my preparations:
Going to bed earlier (by 11). I have such limited time and energy after work and after we’ve had family time and put the little one to bed, I know I’ll have to do a lot of my writing before work. I’m not a morning person by nature, but I will be by necessity.
Reading novels to help get my mind ready to write, and to surround myself with positive writing influences of the type of writing I’ll be doing. Good movies may help the general narrative sense, but only novels are novels.
Writing scenes as exercises to get myself used to writing fiction again.
Reading a few books on writing craft, so my results will hopefully be better.
Watching nature documentaries, because I get inspired by cool landscapes and wildlife. River Monsters with Jeremy Wade is my favorite.
I’m also trying to get ahead on my blog posts so I can focus more on fiction during November.