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Sunday, 5 November 2017
NaNoWriMo: Day 5 ~ How Did You Use Your Extra Hour?
Did you sleep in? Or did you wake up at the same time and use your Daylight Savings hour to get in some extra writing?
I wrote. I had to because I didn't quite meet my word count goal yesterday, and I didn't want to head into the school week behind. This morning, I added an extra 50 words before Mom called me for breakfast (pancakes, my favourite). At first, I didn't want to take a break, but then I remembered some advice I'd seen a couple years ago about the importance of breaking up writing time.
One author uses an hour glass, and another sets an egg timer. The idea is that when time's up, you switch gears for a bit—go for a walk, have a shower, tackle some homework, read a book...anything to get your mind off your work in progress, really.
Today, I have a goal of 250 words. To do that, I'm breaking it up into 50-word increments. I did my first 50 this morning, before breakfast. After I publish this blog, I'm going to do another 50. This afternoon, my sister Amelia and I are baking cookies (for our lunches next week), and then I'll do another 50. I'll do some homework, and maybe a bit of reading, and then write 50 more words before dinner. My last 50 will be written in the early evening.
That makes for a productive day, right?
Sometimes looking at a BIG project (whether it's 200 words of writing, cleaning out your closet, or shovelling the walk) can feel daunting—unless you break it up into smaller pieces. Would this strategy work for you?
Gotta jet! I'm on track to hit 700 words this morning! Good luck with yours.
~ Chase Superman Duffy
Word Count: 650
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