I have my idea written down. Time for step 2. This is where the books start to diverge. However I think this is the perfect time to start a research list and gather things I might need.
In ywriter, I click on Project notes and create a research note. I note anything I think I might need to research. Actual research will come later and I’ll probably add to it as I think of other things.
Some of the books such as Smith, suggest doing things like creating a fake cover, a sound track, magazine pictures anything to inspire. I don’t seek these things out on purpose. If I find them I take note, but this is not what I mean by setup.
I already have my yWriter file started. I need a new POV time-line sheet. For this I use Excel. What else? Depending on what I’m writing, I create entries in my little note software for world building.
This is a completely optional step. You may not really need research and maybe your setup is opening Word. This is just how I do it.
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NaNo Card 2: It’s rough for a reason
Problem 2: Not finishing
Whether its perfection or time getting in your way the object it write and finish it! Set yourself some goals and deadlines. Everyone of these books tells you to do that. Next, stick to them.