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What keeps you motivated during NaNoWriMo?
« on: November 07, 2015, 03:25:59 PM »
National Novel Writing Month is a hard pressed time even on the best of days, and we thought it would be a good idea to have a section on the NaNoWriMo board to offer support for members.

We would like to know what keeps you motivated to write.
Is it by rewarding yourself with sweets or other treats? Or do you do activities that build on your character to get to know them a little better as you write your story?

Have your say below, you never know who you'll be helping out.  :D

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Re: What keeps you motivated during NaNoWriMo?
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2015, 10:41:15 PM »
The fact that the world needs my story...    :read1:

That and if I don't write it I get a massive headache because there's so much going up there I just can't process it   :-[

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Re: What keeps you motivated during NaNoWriMo?
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2015, 11:14:29 PM »
I just take regular breaks once I reach a large number.

250 words - small break/treat
500 words - a slightly longer break away from the computer
750 words - another small break/treat
1,000 words - another longer break away from the screen.
During the larger breaks I'll play a few levels of a game or go on Tomecraft or something.

Obviously if I reach a number and I pass it, I'll either take a break or carry on to see if I can reach the next milestone.

It depends on what mood I'm in.


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