When You Reach That Stage In NaNoWriMo Where You Have To Remind Yourself That Writers Are Superheroes! #NaNoWriMo #NaNoWriMo18

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There is a stage during NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) where desperation strikes, 28k words in my experience. Words dry up, your plot sags, characters won’t follow casting direction and the mere thought of your story makes you want to go hide under the bed.

During this dark stage, all your old ways of finding some inner writer strength will stop working; energetic kitchen disco dancing in your PJ’s, wearing head to toe tweed, writing your future book press release, frantically tweeting motivational quotes and demolishing a cheese board.

Your energy levels will tank and so too will your positivity.

After reading a few articles on quitting NaNoWriMo and asking your loved one, whether you should just give up (don’t expect any words of wisdom from them if they are busy watching sport on TV), you will wonder whether there is anything else you can do to bring back the writing…

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