NaNoWriMo Prep: Learning to Prioritize
NaNoWriMo Prep / October 5, 2016

I have let you down, dear Readers. I am late. But I’m not going to apologize because, as much as I adore my adoring public, I had my priorities straight this time. You see, I have a deadline that has to be met by tomorrow, so I was up late, burning the 2 am electricity, trying to get closer to that deadline while the inspiration was burning hot. I knew what my priority was, and that’s what I put first. And that’s what the prep post is about today: learning to prioritize. Any other time in the year, it makes perfect sense to squeeze writing in here and there (unless you areĀ  Professional Writer ™, in which case you squeeze everything else in). During November, however, you have to learn to make writing your top priority. I am not saying to neglect Real Life. If you have small spawnage, a Day Job, or educational pursuits, those have to come first. It just means you have to work even harder to make sure that other pursuits are neglected during November. Here’s what I mean: apparently, Real People must eat and sleep regularly. Showering and other self-care is advised. But there are…