Alright, this is actually quite simple and will be a really short blog post.
I've never really done this during NaNoWriMo, but I will this year, and I think it will be quite effective. Other people say as much. Like Chris Baty's No Plot? No Problem!
Seriously, reward yourself for writing. When you write a certain amount of words, you get to do something/eat something/watch something fun. I'll give you an example, my Reward System this year.
500 Words- Piece of Candy. (I will be continuously snacking on fruits and/or veggies, so candy is my reward)
2,000 Words- Watch episode of InvaderZIM or Fruits Basket (I love both of them, and want to rewatch them)
5,000 Words- Watch Episode of Doctor Who. (Because Doctor Who.)
The list is not set in stone. I will probably add more steps. Like one for every 10,000 words... But I can't think of anything better than Doctor Who. And... the boyfriend just helped on that. I'm not saying any more.
So give yourself something you really want to do, and tell yourself you can't do it until you reach a certain word count. It'll keep you motivated for sure.
And that's really all I have for today. Good luck!
Food For Thought
What kind of things will you use for rewards?
Have you used a reward system in the past? How did it work?