30 Days of Encouragement for NaNoWriMo (and other writers, too!)

I don’t know about you, but I need to be in the right “mood” to write certain types of things. By now, you probably have a good feel for the type of mood your novel needs, so why not have some fun with it?

Make a couple of mixes on iTunes or select some CDs that fit the storyline and feel of your novel.   You can use these mixes to help get you in the right headspace for your story and drop you right into the plot where you left off. You might even create mixes for scenes with particular characters to help get you there.   Does your hero rock out to heavy metal?  Do the lovers need some jazz standards to dance to? Or is an eerie, instrumental piece best for your supernatural thriller?

Selecting some music to write by can help you sit down for a session even when you “don’t feel like it”.   Set the mood to make your work more effortless.