Winning for NaNo has already started but there’s still a week to go, which means plenty of writing time. Whether you’re completely stuck with your story or feel you’ve fried your brain, now’s the perfect time to relax and recharge your energy for the final stretch.
To help your brain move from the frantic writing-mode into a more relaxed state, listen to this wonderful collection of relaxing background music by relaxdaily’s Michael:
The video is quite long but you can always pause it. If you’d prefer something shorter, you should check out his profile for the shorter, 5-6 minute videos.
Want something to do while listening? Try a few poems! How about one of these:
- “Hope” is the thing with feathers by Emily Dickinson
- She Dwelt among the Untrodden Ways by William Wordsworth
- Caged Bird by Maya Angelou
The Poetry Foundation site is full of amazing poems so keep on digging to find the right ones for you.
If you’d prefer to listen to the poems instead of music, Poetry Archive is a great site to visit. For starters you could listen to this reading of A Forsaken Garden by Algernon Swinburne and then get browsing!