My Nana Paula Petty is working on her bestseller during NaNoWriMo this month, and I—her adorably handsome grandpuppy of the miniature long-haired dachshund variety—am her guest blogger today.
NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and is the month of November when writers start and complete a novel.
Writers need discipline. The writing passion has to be disciplined with time and word organization.
I am content with a chicken-flavored chew stick and a doggie toy during this time. I can always take more naps and watch birds.
Writers work best just knowing you are there and giving them your support.
Writers need lots of coffee to keep them writing. They still have to do the other things they normally do during the day, too. They need the coffee to stay awake, and some say they need it for creative thinking. Don’t drink the coffee. Leave it for them.
Protect your human writer from other bothersome pests during this time—crickets, cockroaches, cats and shoes annoy writers—that’s my opinion, anyway. Help them to keep their work area quiet and comfortable.
When at all possible, help the human writer with writing. I don’t role play too well, but I love kissing scenes.
Does anyone need to find an environmentally-safe way to get rid of leftover food?
As you can tell from the picture, I am helping Nana with a scene from her mystery. I wanted to help with that scene longer, but she wanted the arm back after I started chewing the stuffing.
Show your human writer that you love and support her when she is writing. Your support means a lot to her. Who knows? She might put your picture on the cover!
Until next time…Your Keyboard Kanine