Click this link to hear this blog post as a podcast with your favorite podcasting app! Hello lovelies and welcome back to the blog. Do you write in multiple sessions in a given day, squeezing in writing time in the in-between moments? Do you dictate on your morning run, feverishly use your phone to access …
Do you set daily or weekly writing goals, and consistently meet them? If you live and die by the idea that you have to write every day, you might be someone who writes slow and steady. Slow and steady writers will chunk out their work and try to reach a certain word or page count goal every day or every week. This type of novelist keeps a steady pace, pushing forward one step at a time.
Are you a binge writer? There are a lot of bad connotations associated with binging anything. Perhaps you binge watch shows or you binge eat when you're stressed. Did you know you could also binge write?
Hello lovelies, and welcome back to the blog. Today I want to take some time to talk about how authors get their books written. Do you have a way that you like to write your books? What I mean by this is a process of getting the words down on the page? There are plenty …
There is no shortage of organizing tips for feeling in control of the physical things in your life. If you want a minimal mess desk with functionality and in colors you love, there's probably a Pinterest board for that. Yet as writers, it is equally important to set up your digital space to inspire. Here are some ways that you can set up your digital life to work for you. I'm going to give you some ideas in an easy, bulleted list to get you started.
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.
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!
Do you plot your novels out before writing them? Do you start writing with just the ideas in your head and see where the stories and characters lead? Are you maybe somewhere in-between plotting only a few scenes ahead, or just the major points and then building the plot by writing between them?
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.
Hello Lovelies, and welcome again to another quarter end. As usual, I will spend some time going over my quarterly goals set back at the beginning of the quarter. This is because I want to celebrate what I accomplished, figure out what I didn't do, and see if there's anything I want to keep or throw off the list.