Hey there! What do you do after NaNoWriMo?

Hi folks!

It’s that time of the year again, just after NaNoWriMo and you’re sitting there just staring at your monster of a manuscript. And you’re wondering what to do.

I’ve been nano-ing for 8 years now, no matter what my NaNoWriMo profile says.

And I have one habit that sticks with me.

First, my story is never completed during November. Sadly enough.

Second: I take a break. During November, I do let a few things pile up. Some dishes, unnecessary laundry things like that. I’ll take care of all of that in the first week of December. I also watch movies and get caught up on my tv shows.

I will only rarely return to a NaNo project in the year it’s started. In fact, I think I have only once. It was the first piece of the space saga that I’m writing now & that I wrote the bulk of two more pieces of it this November. Note: I also enjoy the hell out of this series, so I may go back to it before dec 31st.

My suggestion for you:
Take a break.
Do something non creative for a while.
Your brain will thank you later.