How to get your life back after NaNoWriMo #writer #NaNoWriMo

How to Get Your Life Back After NaNoWriMo

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NaNoWriMo took over my life during November. Things slipped whilst I was busy typing so I need to take some steps to get control of my life again:

1. Do some exercise. Sitting still in a chair and typing for long periods of time is not good for posture or calorie counting.

2. Fresh air. Go for some long walks to clear your mind and blow away the creative cobwebs. .

3. Interact with loved ones. Spend some quality time with your loved ones who have probably not seen much of you during November.

4. Put away NaNoWriMo Draft. Its important to let the draft rest for a period of time. You need to revisit it when you are not so emotionally attached to it.

5. Catch up on housework. Work through that ironing and laundry pile.

6. See friends. Catch up with friends who you have not seen during your intense writing phase. Live a little.

7. Blog or website overhaul. December is a quiet time for bloggers so its a great opportunity for you to refresh your online writing platform. Click here for a post on the useful stuff you can do during this quiet festive time.

8. Talk about something else other than writing. You may have bored people silly during November with your word count updates and writing turmoil. Give them a break and find new topics of conversation.

9. Write some short stories. These are a brilliant way of keeping your creative oil lamp burning whilst your novel is resting.

10. Social Media. Get tweeting and pinning. Interact with other writers and help to raise awareness of your online writing platform.

Hope all you NaNo writers are all busy reclaiming your lives…

 

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10 thoughts on “How to get your life back after NaNoWriMo #writer #NaNoWriMo

  1. Welcome back to reality. Hope you realise that your husband will continue to watch his box sets. Well done for making the word count 😊

  2. Your cat will come back after you are suitably chastened. I solve this by having only indoor cats. They can only go so far to show disapproval.
    The rule on NaNoWriMo is that you put that piece of work down and don’t look at it for at least 3 weeks. You need distance from it now. Go look at your old pieces that you think can profit from a foray past 15k words. But don’t look at the monstrosity until it has shrunk to the size of a watermelon. And remember to spit out the seeds.

    1. Yes I need to let it marinade! Once I have finished it I will do just this.
      As for my cat, when he puts her up the street down we will have the ‘loyalty’ chat!!

  3. I’m so impressed that you managed to work full time and do all that writing in one month. Congratulations, Superwoman!

    It’s quite possible that I bore people talking about my writing and about my blog. It’s always hard to imagine that the things we enthuse about, might actually be a total turn-off to the non-like-minded.

    1. Thx Sarah Potter, yes I work full time and a very demanding job! At times in November I thought my blonde head might explode…

      I regularly bore people with my writing, thats why I started a blog as no one around me listens anymore (sad face)

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