Self Care for Writers

going to win. The challenge is still fun, and the spirit of NaNoWriMo is still very exciting for me, so I decided my participation was going to be worth doing on it’s own. This week I am trying to keep up with my own self care so that I am able to sustain my creativity throughout the length of my latest project. 

Managing Your Expectations During NaNoWriMo

Click this link to hear this blog post as a podcast with your favorite podcasting app! In this #NaNoWriMo article we talk about how to manage your own expectations during NaNoWriMo.  Are you participating in NaNoWriMo this year? If you don’t know, November is the National Novel Writing Month, and the challenge is to write …

When Not to Participate in NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo isn’t for everyone. Yeah, I said it. And I want to reiterate that it’s totally okay not to participate in NaNoWriMo sometimes. Here are some definite clues to help you decide if this year’s participation is worth it or not to you. At no point am I saying you can’t, but I am saying judge for yourself.

Plan Your Year for Success

Hello lovelies. Welcome back to the blog. Today I want to go over goal setting for the new year. I know I've gone over this for short term planning before, but I want to give you a way to plan your entire year realistically so that in December of 2021 you can look back and know you accomplished something.

Build a Writing Community

Hello Lovelies, and welcome back to the blog. We are at the end of the first week of NaNoWriMo and I am keeping a double pace so far. Whether you are writing novels this November or not, one of the things I most enjoy about doing NaNoWriMo is the sense of community you get when doing this crazy challenge.

Word Count Tracker for 2021 (+ Bonuses)

Hello Lovelies! I have a new free form for you to use. Back in 2014 I was looking for a way to chronicle my writing journey and to quantify how much work I was getting done in my writing. I made a super basic word count tracker, and used it for about five years. Then, I decided my basic, ugly word count tracker wasn't easy to copy from year to year and didn't differentiate between the types of writing projects I was completing. So I set out to completely redesign my word count tracker from the ground up. Thus, my latest and greatest creation. A better word count tracker!

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