Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Top Four Ways to Get Through NaNoWriMo: # 2 Shutting Down Social Networking Sites
Don't kill the messenger.
I can't get through the day without my Facebook. But seriously, if you're going to write 1,700 words a day, 50,000 in a month, you have got to kick the Facebook, Myspace, Hi5, or whatever your socially networking site of choice is habit.
You may think you'll be able to just keep it open in the background, for a little distraction here and there. But I'm telling you, that distraction will turn into a couple hours, and when it's 4:00 pm and your family is going to get home soon, and you've only written 200 words, you'll regret it.
You'll go through withdrawals for sure if you're as addicted as I am. You'll miss the chat, the posts, the pictures, your mafia wars, vampire wars, farmville, whatever it is you do on there all day. In the end it will be worth it.
Warn everyone you know as well, so they don't go reporting you as a missing person.
I almost forgot, if you want to register for NaNoWriMo click here.
If you want to buddy up with me, here's my profile page.
Yes, I get that this is yet another social networking site, but it's one that's supposed to keep you on track with your writing. So just enter your word count and move on. Nothing more to see there. :)
My Dad. He's awesome.
John Messina, Personal Injury Attorney