#NaNoWriMo: Day 1 Prompt

If you are raring to go, good for you! Skip to Step 10.

Otherwise, start at the beginning.

Step 1: Deep breath.

Step 2: Fight urge to clean desk/closet/glove compartment

Step 3: Decide to make tea.

Step 4: Turn off WiFi

Step 5: Turn WiFi back on. What if there’s an email for you?

Step 6: Turn WiFi back off.

Step 7: Deep breath again.

Step 8: Remember that you really need to clean that desk/closet/neighbor’s refrigerator.

Step 9: Decide to write. Now. Clean later. Or never. But now? Write.

Step 10:

Don’t start at the “beginning” of your book. Start in the middle. Assume that we already know the characters and what they want and where they’re headed. If you’re stuck, write about a character who’s procrastinating. What are all the things they/she/he/xe are doing to avoid the task at hand?

Step 11: Keep going until you hit 1666 words.

Congratulations! You’ve finished Day 1!