5 Ways to Make Time for Your Writing

5 Ways to Make Time for Your Writing

It's greater than any other obstacle writers may face—more of a barricade than any writer's block or rejection letter or ending that doesn't quite end up the way we want it to. It's that little mark on the calendar to penned in red, the sticky note reminder on your desk, the endless scrawl of a to-do list. What I'm [...]

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NaNoWriMo / Catching Up

NaNoWriMo / Catching Up

It happened. After a week of successfully meeting word count goals, banging out scenes I had planned in advance, and consuming more coffee than I had the previous ten months of the year, I fell behind. On day nine, I wrote a measly 500 words. 500 words that accumulated to utter garbage. Falling behind during [...]

NaNoWriMo / Week One

NaNoWriMo / Week One

Today, I had the luxury of spending the morning at home, a steaming cup of tea beside my laptop, the rare appearance of sunlight filtering through my bedroom window. I was facing the dreaded blank screen. A fresh day. A fresh page. A fresh chapter. I thought about something Daniel José Older, author of the [...]