NaNoWriMo Writing Tips – Your Blog Needs Love Too
Hi guys real quick.
For NaNoWriMo training I am trying to write at least 1700 words per day in order to get used to the output. However I do not think you all want to read every single word every single day.
For those of you also in training here is a tip: write your posts on a Word doc and edit. Then save on a flash drive for later. Even if you write a ton each day you can save the extra posts for writers block moments or when you are on overload with other projects.
In addition you will not bury your followers with updates on your blog. Keep in mind that the people who follow you also follow other writers. If each of us writes 2000 words every day that is too much and we will not gain popularity. Stick to 2 to 4 posts a week; it is enough to keep in touch but not drown out your readers.
Don’t forget too, when we are engulfed in novel writing there will not be time to post a blog and create a new topic. All of your writing energy will go towards the contest and that is a good thing. By having these extra posts all ready to go we can avoid
falling off a cliff dropping out of social media. Posting updates on Twitter is only part of the social media process.
For those of you amazing enough to post a blog, check Twitter, go to work and still meet every writing goal – you are my god(dess) and I am in awe.
For the rest of us, any tips from NaNoWriMo veterans are appreciated.
By the way, keeping that flash drive organized is critical. Have a separate folder for the posts you already put up and a pending folder for the rest. Reposting is not a bad thing if there are several posts in between but try to avoid repeats. We will be busy enough with plot structure.
What can you post during this time of stress?
- Writing tips
- Short Stories and Flash Ficiton
- Book Giveaways
- Exerpts of your progress
Don’t forget to use the word count progress on the side of your page so people can cheer you on.
Another way to keep up on your goals and not lose sight is to participate in ROW80 with myself and many others. What is this? Go to this page for information.
I am signing up for Round 4 which begins October 3. This gives me the weekend to come up with some goals.
Good luck and keep writing!
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