nano 4 … omg … tip #2
November 4, 2008 § 6 Comments
Today’s tip on achieving Nanowrimo success:
Nano Tip #2
AVOID BLACK HOLES.
These are things that suck you in, steal your attention, turn your creativity to mush. They are:
1) the TV
2) Bags of food. (chips, baby carrots, more chips, chocolate covered raisins, organic chips, cashews, and yes, more chips!) Why? Because you either focus on the food and its inherent ingredients, getting into self-arguments regarding “good for you, bad for you” OR you stay focused on your writing and unconsciously eat your way through the entire bag without realizing it. Possibly not a crime, but potentially a health crime.
3) the phone. Stop it. You can’t talk on the phone. Who among your friends and especially family understands the concept of a “quick” phone call. Don’t go there, I say. Don’t pick up the phone. You will lose loooooooong minutes there (which translate into dozens, hundreds, maybe a thousand or more words that could be written. Yikes.)