NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is starting in just about 2 weeks! That means that it’s time to start preparing for your writing project. There are a number of philosophies about how much you should plan ahead (I’m on the more is always better side). This post is not about philosophy. This is about supplies. We might not agree on the merits of outlines, but we can agree that you’d never head out on a camping trip without supplies (unless you’re a highly-trained and super-gonzo Army Ranger).
Stocking up on supplies or your writing marathon will help motivate and excite you to write. The Artist’s Way, a book I had to buy for my SCAD Intro to Performing Arts class, talks about this concept as an “artist date”. You buy yourself a treat because it will get you excited. New pens? A new journal? If a little thing like stationary can make you write, all the power to you!
Here is a supply list that you can use for your NaNoWriMo preparation. Happy writing!