Monday, October 31, 2016

NaNoWriMo Survival Kit- 2016 Edition

We are 1 day from the opening writing frenzy of NaNoWriMo, and as the time is so near, it is time for we WriMoians to begin hoarding candy, creating playlists, buying Starbucks gift cards and stashing emergency pencils and other office supplies. But what exactly do you need to have on hand to survive the insane month to come?

Let me help you with that.

Last year, we had the following on our Survival Kit lists:

  • Chocolate
  • Other Assorted Candies
  • A Handy Idea Notebook
  • Pencils (Mechanical or otherwise)
  • Water Bottle
  • Post-It Notes
  • A Good Book
  • Laptop
This year comes a few more additions.

1. The Chilled Beverage of your choice

I found last year that I was more often than not reaching for my cold drinks rather than the hot ones. I had my hot coffee or tea in the mornings, but after that? Cold, all the way.

I will be making some infused water to keep in my refrigerator at all times throughout this coming month. If you'd like to have my super easy Inspirational Infused Water recipe, leave your comment below!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. An Awesome Playlist (or two)
                                                                                                             You may be rocking to some awesome oldies, or maybe classical is more your style; but whatever the case, you will need some music playing to help set the mood for your writing life.

I would suggest making several playlists (that you could shuffle all together sometimes). One full of intense, fast music for fight scenes, or climaxes. One with sad, soulful, sorrowful music for when someone dies, or someone is having a hard day. One with super upbeat, happy-go-lucky kind of music for when things are great. And then for the regular times, shuffle them all together so that you have a mix of everything. This way, you will really be in the mood to write what you need to write, and you can just get down to it.

3. A New Notebook
Because it wouldn't be NaNoWriMo without a new notebook. That's just how it works.

What will be in your NaNoWriMo 2016 Survival Kit?                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Happy Writing, all!                          




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