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NaNoWriMo Tip #6 – It’s Okay To Be Evil (No, really though.)


Me: Before you leave, I want you to have a basic plot outline ready.

Gauness: You’re evil.

Me: Am I evil, or helpful.

Gauness: We’re going to go with evil.

So, my friend Gau (go on, click his name above) came over to my house today. We are doing NaNoWriMo boot camp, and he needed my help to get himself into gear. He should be here for about three hours, and he knows what he wants his basic story idea to be. That’s why I gave him the task of outlining.

It doesn’t have to be a deep outline. It doesn’t have to have all of the points… but a basic outline.

It’s okay to be ‘evil’. It’s okay to push yourself to limits that you didn’t think you could attain. I’m doing a day one 10k. And since I’m doing 2 novels, I honestly might push it up to a day 1 20k. That’s right. I’m going to push myself… and that’s okay.

NaNoWriMo is about pushing your limits and doing something that you didn’t even realize you could do. It’s about writing a novel in a month… do you understand how crazy that is? You’re giving birth to your creative baby in a month! It’s okay to set higher goals for yourself than you thought possible. You’re reaching for the moon, and no matter what you do… you’re going to land amongst the stars.

You’ve got this. You push for it. You’re an author… we’re all crazy anyway.

Until next time, keep reading and writing!

Author Amanda McCormick

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