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Last week, I shared my Five Do’s for winning Nano. And with Friday’s start date a few days away, let's quickly examine some Don’ts before returning to our outlining and research.
Because that's exactly what I've been doing lately...
1. Don’t focus on the word count.
I know. It’s ridiculous to suggest you not think about the 50,000 words you need to lay down by November 30th. But when you sit down to write each day, focusing on how many words you have to go is the easiest, fastest way to cripple your progress and short-circuit your creativity. So though it might be tempting, do yourself a favor—don’t do that.
And by the same token…
2. Don’t delete anything.