How do You NaNoWriMo?

 November 2, 2017

This is how I NaNoWriMo. A large latte and an Egg McMuffin and I’m good for a three hour stint of writing at McDonalds. I was able to get my favorite booth, one where I can sit with my back to everyone else in the fast-food chain and look out the window. I can usually ignore any conversation going on behind me. Away from the distractions of home, including a dog wanting to play and laundry wanting to be done, I’m able to get a lot done.

Starting NaNoWriMo at McDonalds has become a tradition for me. I don’t write there everyday but I like to start there. Once on a roll I can write at home, at the library, pretty much anywhere else when given a chunk of time. And if I’m really fortunate, as I am this year, I take some time to get away for a few days to focus.

I try to get the majority of my writing done before Thanksgiving so I can enjoy the time with family.┬áThis year Thanksgiving is early so I will not be done by then, but I’m hoping to be in the homestretch.

I’m also fortunate to be able to write during the week and take the weekend off. This provides a needed break for me before beginning again. Others are not so fortunate and spend their evenings and weekends writing around a busy work and family schedule.

That’s how I do NaNo. How do you NaNo? Do you have a favorite coffee shop or table at the library? Do you use the wee hours of the morning or stay up late? I’d love to hear from you.

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