Four Tips to Achieve a Reasonable Writing/Life Balance

Four Tips to Achieve a Reasonable Writing/Life Balance

We are now on day twelve of NaNoWriMo. How is your word count going? Last night I managed to hit the twenty-five thousand word mark, so I'm feeling pretty proud of myself. (I also have an idea for a new WIP using the epistolary genre that I've never seen done before that I want to try, but I'm trying to make myself focus on just one WIP at a time. #writingstruggles) 

Read More

My Bi-Monthly Goals and How You Can Set Attainable Writing Goals

My Bi-Monthly Goals and How You Can Set Attainable Writing Goals

I love goal setting. As a writer with a full-time job, I need to be balanced and set deadlines and goals in order to move forward and grow both in my professional career and my writing career. In the past, I would use a calendar to write monthly goals for myself from month-to-month but I've noticed that this usually makes me feel rushed, stressed, and often I don't end up meeting all of my goals. So, I've decided to take a page out of Kristen Martin's book and set bi-monthly goals from here on out. I've set ten goals for myself and in order to succeed, I would like to meet at least eight of these goals.

Read More

Prep-tober Week Five: Writing Tools, Software, and Motivation

Prep-tober Week Five: Writing Tools, Software, and Motivation

To succeed at NaNoWriMo, you need to write 50,000 words in thirty days during the month of November. With Thanksgiving, Black Friday sales, and other commitments winning can be extremely hard. However, there are writing tools and software that will help you write, plan, and count your way to the finish line. To make things easier, I've compiled a list of some my favorite tools and software down below.

Read More