We’re getting to the end of NaNoWriMo and if it hasn’t reared its ugly head at you yet, beware: writer’s block may be coming for you.
But don’t worry, that’s why we’re here today! I’m sharing my best tips and tricks for how to deal when writer’s block hits. Because it can be paralyzing and scary and no fun at all. And when you’re on a time crunch, like our dear friend NaNoWriMo, it can be overwhelming.
So what’s a writer to do?
We’re about halfway through NaNo (is anyone else freaking out? I’m kinda freaking out) so I thought I’d take a break from writing my WIP to share a short post.
I’ve attempted NaNo six times. I’ve won twice. What’s crazy is that I was 18 when I attempted it the first time and in the seven years since then, my writing has grown up right along with me. The themes and topics I cover in my writing, the way I write, the characters I create, all echo the development I’ve gathered over the past few years.
Today is the first day of NaNoWriMo! If you haven’t signed up and still want to, go here and set up your novel. You won’t regret it!
For this first bonus NaNo post, I wanted to drop you all a quick note about self-care.
I know, I know. Before you roll your eyes at me and stroll out of here as quickly as you can, stick with me.
NaNoWriMo begins tomorrow! Which means the writing community will be enveloped in a cacophony of page rustling, pen scratching, coffee sipping chaos. And I can’t wait.
Are you participating this year? Let me know in the comments!
I’m excited to be taking another crack at NaNo. This will be my sixth time doing NaNo… and I’ve finished twice. I’m aiming to make this lucky number three, so here at the Lexicon Writing Blog, you’ll be shown a good NaNo time: tons of blog posts, resources in the library, and I’ll share my successful NaNo experiences to my newsletter subscribers. Be sure you’re subscribed to get in on all the action… and the free resources… there’s some great stuff in there!
You may have heard some rumblings in the writing community about Deep POV. It’s a type of perspective that has shown up more and more, especially after a whole slew of new YA novels written in Deep POV.
But if you’re anything like I was a few months ago, you’re probably wondering… what the hell is Deep POV and why does it have everyone all excited?
Well folks, that’s what today’s post (the final post in our POV series!) is all about. We’ll be exploring what Deep POV is, how and when to use it in your writing, some pros and cons, and a few tips to help you write in Deep POV.