NaNoWriMo Day # 17: Breaking the Routine, Just For One Day

Saturday’s are a hard day to keep up with your writing routine for NaNoWriMo.  You have so many other things to do on these two little days of the weekend to make up for all that you don’t get done during the week when you’re working and being super-mom (or dad) and cramming in your writing of your novel.  It’s not completely out of the ordinary for you to want to take a day away from NaNoWriMo.  

Although I strongly suggest that you find a way to write every day of this month (even if it is only a paragraph), there is nothing worse then forcing something that just isn’t there.  It isn’t good for your creativity, it isn’t good for story and your characters, and it isn’t good for your sanity.  

If you absolutely need a break from your story and all things NaNoWriMo, it will not completely hurt anything to miss one day.  After all, you can always make it up in the days to come.  Either you can double your word count the next day or you can split up the words you missed and add them into the next few days.  

If you are going to plan on missing one of your days I would actually suggest that it be on Thanksgiving because it’s going to be a hectic day and sometimes it pays to have one less thing to worry about doing on a holiday.   


Jimmetta Carpenter


The Diary: Succession of Lies (Now Available)

Writing as “Jaycee Durant”


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