NaNoWriMo: Day 1

Hello everyone! 🙂 It’s officially NaNoWriMo. I hope everyone’s first day was awesome. 

So, I’m going to talk about day 1 blues and happiness. We all feel these things— sometimes just a couple of hours into NaNo. I didn’t reach my word count goal until around 6PM! It left me feeling frustrated and anxious the whole day. 

How do we fight this feeling? Feeling down when we don’t meet our word count goal? Feeling like we aren’t good enough even if we reach it?

 I feel like with NaNo, there’s always that feeling of more,  more, more. Sometimes it’s because you hold yourself to a high standard. Sometimes you see that someone else hit 6,000 on their first day and you compare yourself to them. Don’t. 
Shake off your day 1 worries. It’s day 1! You have 29 days to go. 

Now… let’s talk about day 1 happiness! I love going on Twitter and seeing everyone excited about their manuscripts. Keep that momentum going. Remember that feeling when you’re 2 weeks into NaNo!

Did you accomplish everything you wanted to on day 1?

Allison 

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