Beat Procrastination

Hello Lovelies, and welcome back to the blog. I’ve been talking this month about NaNoWriMo, or the National Novel Writing Month. Even in years where I have no specific project or aren’t wholly committed to the challenge, I often still love talking about my experiences with the entire NaNoWriMo month. This week, I want to talk about something that I’ve been experiencing this week as the writing has gotten difficult and I finished my draft of a children’s novel early and before hitting 50,000 words. Specifically, I want to talk about that little insidious habit we all get into called procrastination and how I’m getting myself out of it. Let’s get started.

Intro to Kanban Boards and Digital Trello Kanban Boards

Well hello, Lovelies! Here we are in Q4 of 2020. It's gone by too fast, hasn't it? It's time to set some new goals so that I can accomplish ALL THE THINGS! As with other quarters I use a Kanban-style Trello Board for all my goal setting. If all of that is gibberish to you, let me explain. Kanban is a Japanese word and it means "signboard" in English. This type of board aims to provide a visual representation of the workload and a capacity measurement for how much work in each category can get done at one time. You put tasks on your Kanban board as space permits, rather than as line items come up. Most commonly in productivity circles you see the board divided horizontally into three parts.

5 Notes Apps for Writers

Storyist Storyist is a creative writing application for Mac OS X and iPad. Tailored for novelists and screenwriters, it provides a word processor, a cork board with support for index cards and photos, an outliner, and a project manager. It is very similar to Scrivener, so if you're already using that, you definitely don't need …

Beat the “Shiny New Idea” Syndrome

Ever been diligently working on your main project, when out of nowhere, a new idea hits? It's a great idea. You're super excited about it. You just know that this new idea is way more interesting to write, way more publishable, just so much better than the lump of words you're already working with. Then …

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