NaNoWriMo, writing tips

Monday Minute: How to Cure Your Post-Camp NaNoWriMo Blues

Camp NaNoWriMo ended just two days ago and I’m feelin’ the blues. Cue B.B. King’s “The Thrill is Gone.” I always feel a little down when NaNoWriMo ends–whether in November or April. Writing can sometimes be a lonely task and it’s nice to have that community that NaNo gives you. So here are my tips on how to recover from your post-NaNo blues.

  • Treat yourself to sugary candies, chocolates and soda. You’ve worked hard and deserve it. Besides, a writer needs fuel. Sometimes that nourishment is not always healthy but hey, at least it resembles food.
  • Watch your favourite TV shows while wishing that you were as talented as the scriptwriters who create these brilliant shows. Repeat junk food binge.
  • Revisit your other stories that don’t cause you pain when you look upon them. They’ve been vying for your attention ever since you moved onto your newer, younger model (a.k.a your NaNo story).
  • Look at the calendar, wondering where the time went and why the days suddenly went by faster when you neared the end of NaNo. What sorcery is this?
  • Listen to bluesy, sad, melancholy music to channel your emotions. You have a flair for the dramatic and this is not just confined to your writing life. You are a writer, after all.

I hope everyone who took part in Camp NaNo enjoyed it! 🙂

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