Posts Tagged ‘drafting’

Nov

13

2014

Drafting Series: Knowing When

Filed under: Drafting, NaNoWriMo, Writing, YA Books, Young Adult (YA)

I am enjoying this drafting series way more than I expected, particularly since I’m blogging while doing NaNoWriMo. And I’ve done a lot of talking about the things I’ve learned and continue to learn about the drafting process. But as I’m closing in on my #NaNoWriMo halfway mark (which means that I’m far enough along that the novelty has worn off and not far enough along to see the light at the end of the tunnel) I’ve realized that part of drafting is…

KNOWING WHEN

As in, knowing when to say I would rather sit on the couch tonight and catch up on The Voice while eating a big bowl of ice cream, than think deep thoughts about writing. Especially when my brain already hurts. So, that’s exactly what I’m going to do.

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When you’re pushing to reach a deadline, how do you “know when?” And what do you need to do to take a small break?

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