In honor of the upcoming NaNoWriMo season (yes, it is fast approaching), I thought I would make a video discussing my NaNo essentials. My number one requirement is caffeine…lots and lots of caffeine. Coffee! Coffee! COFFEE! (<- insert Gilmore Girls reference here.)
One of the (only) perks of having NaNoWriMo right after Halloween is the discounted candy and the pre-Christmas sugary-treats. So on those late nights (which you will undoubtably have), you will have access to plenty of sugar.
I also think you should invest in a hard drive or flash drive to back up your work (on a regular basis). If you spent hours on a project, you don’t want to loose your progress. (Sadly, some good ideas are hard to remember after you’ve already implemented them.) I have had lots of computer issues in the past and would not want anyone to have the same technology-related headaches I suffered through. Try and make writing as positive of an experience as possible!
What are your NaNoWriMo (or even your regular writing) essentials?