NaNoWriMo Tip 10 – Care & Feeding of a Novelist

Garbage in = garbage out.

Writing a novel during NaNoWriMo is a challenge of endurance. If you’re eating too much junk food with the excuse that you don’t have time to eat healthy because you’ve only got so many hours in a day and you need to get this novel done dammit you’re going to crash.

Novel writing while not exactly physically challenging (for most of us at least) can be both mentally and emotionally challenging. If you’re loading up on Twinkies, ramen and soda with a chocolate bar chaser you’re not doing your brain any favours.

Try to eat balanced meals high in protein, fibre and vegetables. A sandwich if chicken, lettuce, tomato & cheese on multigrain bread doesn’t take much more time to make than it does to grab a bag of potato chips but which is going to help your brain stay creative, alert and focused the longest?

Think about what you’re putting into your body as you write this month. Do marathon runners live on ramen, candy & soda or do they eat the foods that will give them energy in the long run?

Good Luck & Happy Noveling!

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