Day 4: Writing is hard. A writing marathon is even harder. But it doesn’t have to be a terrible experience. Have some fun with it. Experiment, write outside the box. Sometimes going in another direction can refill that creative well. And to get to the finish line, you need to refill on the daily! Today’s […]
Day 3: We’re starting to settle in now. Regardless of whether you’re a pantser or a plotter, writing is a journey and an adventure. Keep writing and see where it takes you! Today’s Count: 5,001 words Happy Writing!
Day 2 : We all have to remember when writing out these words that they don’t have to be perfect. No matter our process, we just need to get them out. Today’s count: 3,334 words Happy Writing!
It’s Day 1 of NaNoWriMo, kids! Time to hit the ground running and get in our 1,667 words. Everyone have their coffee (or tea if you prefer) and raided your kids Halloween candy? November is the best month to get that story out of you and on paper. It’s the one time of year that […]
It’s here! It’s here! NaNoWriMo 2017! The last few days I’ve shared some tips and questions to help you get in the right frame of mind to start this marathon writing adventure. In case it isn’t obvious, I love NaNoWriMo. A bunch of writers getting together virtually, or physically if you have an active local […]
Daily word count is the bedrock of NaNoWriMo. Here are some tips to making sure you meet that count each day. You’ve asked yourself some basic questions about your story (see what those are here). You’ve gathered the courage to move forward and created a novel on the website. Now it’s time for the work. […]
There may only be a few days left in October, but there’s still time to get your head in the game to hit the ground running by November 1st. You’ve visited the NaNoWriMo website. Made your profile. Connected to a regional team online. Tweeted that you are participating. You’re ready! Except for that one section […]
Writing can be hard. It’s a solitary, isolating profession and sometimes we need a pick me up. These two podcasts accomplish that in their own ways. Having a cheerleader, even if it’s through the speakers of your computer, headphones, or car as you commute, is vital to the self-esteem of a writer. While we may […]
In my last post, I talked about my three favorite self-publishing podcasts. In this post, it’s all about my favorite marketing and publishing news podcasts. When you’re an indie author, it takes more than just writing a great book. Marketing is the other side of the coin and a skill you have to learn if […]
Podcasts can be a treasure trove of information for writers. Here are the best ones for self-publishing I’ve found to give the best bang for my audio buck. Podcasts are one of the hottest mediums out there today. People can listen on the go, sitting in traffic, walking the dog. They’ve become my “go […]