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What I’ve learned from NaNoWriMo

1. 50K words are many wrods but it isn’t a completed novel.
2. Planning is the key for not get lost in the plot. However, if you limit yourself too much, it’s easy to get out of plot when you’ve written 30K words.
3. NaNoWriMo is a long distance running and you need to be driven and focused.
4. There will be days where you won’t write down a Word so you have to keep this in mind the days you are writing.
5. The first thousand words are the hardest.
6. The last 10K are even worse!
7. I need to write listening music and the best time for me is after dinner.
8. I’ve not participated in fórum or atended any meeting. NaNoWriMo has been a personal challenge not very social however, I’ve found extremely supporting the people from Google+.
9. NaNoWriMo has been less hard tan I’ve expected.
10. After NaNoWriMo, I need to work a lot on my draft. There are a lot to edit and do!

I’ve also learned that it’s very easy to focus on the main plot and forget about the subplots. I have to find a balance between them when I’m writing from the beginning to the end on a chronologic way because I used to write in a chaotic way jumping between scenes.

Keeping in mind that this was the first time I was taking part on NaNoWriMo, I think I made it very well and what really surprised me is how much I learned from it!