NaNoWriMo Advice – Keep Track as You Go

This post is going to be short and to the point, because I’d like to spend less time blogging tonight and more time actually planning.

I did think of some more advice for those of you doing NaNoWriMo for the first time. It is this. Keep some kind of record of what you write, be it an outline, a bulleted list, or whatever. Just keep track of what you’ve written. It will help with revisions later.

It sounds silly, for sure, to forget what you’ve written. But if you are working without an outline and writing around 2,000 words a day, you can lose track of some of the details.

This year, I’m really going to try to do keep track of at least what I’ve written in each chapter. To be honest, it’s almost painful for me to read stuff I have written. I’m getting better at this, but it is still a laborious process for me. If I keep track as I go, that will help me finish up my book after November, without having to read through everything.

Anyhow, just thought I’d share this idea. What do you all think?