Oct. 27th, 2014

morbane: pohutukawa blossom and leaves (Default)

So: this year, I'm doing Yuletide, but also, sort of, NationalNovelWritingMonth. I'm trying to combine them, in what [personal profile] seekingferret calls the Worst Idea Ever.

My plan:
-Start writing for Yuletide prompts on November 1st
-Complete 50,000 words of writing for Yuletide prompts by the end of November 30th
-Start and stop stories as I please; re-start stories as I please; switch stories as I please
-Give myself permission to fail.

My reasoning:
I often wait until the last minute to work on a story, and that's stressful and has sometimes landed me in hot water. I want to kick procrastination to the curb. But I also don't want to jeopardise the quality of stories that are intended as gifts, and I don't want to stress myself out MORE than usual, so, firstly, there's the first three weeks of December for editing, and secondly, if isn't working, I'll stop.

Apart from the obvious reasons that this is an... ambitious.... idea, there's a major hurdle: I have never attempted to write 50,000 words in a month before.

So, kind readers, do you have any tips?

-I've mostly offered, and have been reading the letters for, Yuletide canons that are quick to consume and with which I am already very familiar. (This is already a step up from previous years.)

-I am planning out large weekend/evening blocks of time to allow me to catch up for bad days.

-I have many online and offline friends with whom I am doing Yuletide and even WIE. There is a local writing group that I don't know very well but whose NaNo sessions I can go to, if needed.

What else should I plan for? How can I help myself succeed?

Advice appreciated!


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