It is going to be tough. Worse maybe than the worst months of Uni.
To stick with daily writing at the level needed (I'm aiming for 2,300 words a day every week day) I will need to be fit and healthy. I will have to keep that creative buzz going all month. I doubt I will have that creative buzz all month and so will have to force it - will have to dig deep.
To dig that deep for so long will require discipline and strength and good health.
I really cannot afford to get ill in November!
As I write this in September - I feel like I have a cold starting. My head is buzzing and not in a good way; I feel weak and generally run down.
Solutions? What do you do to stay healthy and fit and keep working at peak performance?
- I am thinking about what I eat - I need to be more consistent eating fruit and vegetables
- I need to start exercising again - maybe try jogging for ten minutes each morning. Nothing crazy, just make a start
- Start taking vitamin tablets
- Cut down on TV
- Increase my reading - actually read some of the research material I've begun collecting
I'm thinking I need to start thinking up some scenes. Not write them out but begin sketching out some scenarios. Things my hero will face: challenges; obstacles. How can I crush him and cause him pain? How can I enable him to overcome these obstacles and rise up despite them and come out the other end? Or do I allow him to survive? Do I take away all hope and then destroy him, risking everything, including my readers loyalty - just so they know - anything can happen?
Are you taking part in NaNoWriMo? How are you preparing? How are you finding it?