10. Wander Off and Rediscover the Magic of Writing, Like Rowling

- October 12-

“And the idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for awhile is just bliss.”
- J.K. Rowling

30 days of anything can be tough. No matter how magical the adventure of Hogwarts feels to a muggle at the start, it eventually becomes school work. No matter how magical it feels writing about your whole new world at first, it’s bound to feel like work at some point.

It’s bound to happen to you too during NaNoWriMo.

While a rhythm and routine are great to avoid decision fatigue, don’t be afraid to mix things up to give yourself a little break. Mix it up with where you write, how you write, and see where it takes you.

If you feel like another day is just too much try getting out of the house to a local favorite cafe. If it’s the weekend why stay local? Why not grab your notebook and find someplace with the vibe of the setting that you’re writing about that day.

It’s okay to have a chapter or few written by hand in a notebook. It may be a little more work to pull everything together later, but as long as you’ve got it all out it will come together.

Wake yourself up to your writing by shaking things up from time to time during November. Maybe you’ll find that the shake is actually your new rhythm.

If you feel like your writing has you in wizard’s chess checkmate, force yourself to get out and mix things up. Your new environment might end up being the inspiration for your next scene!


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Why are we writing these?
We’re novice writers excited for NaNoWriMo. We’re excited to write our first novels in our first writing app, an app that challenges us to let go and write. We knew we needed more than an app though, so are studying the pros first!