As is tradition, with the beginning of November comes the beginning of National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, the challenge to every writer to complete a full novel in a month. No easy feat. I was enrolled in a creative writing class at Penn State the first time I heard about the occasion. One of my fellow class members asked if we were to participate as a class. I was daunted by the task at the very mention of it and terrified that my grade may be attached to such a seemingly insurmountable task. I had an awesome professor who sensed my hesitancy and encouraged me to continue regardless. Ever since, I’ve revisited the challenge most Novembers.Read More »
I’m just going to say it right off the bat, creating habits is hard! There are so many
forces engrained habits working against you, that it’s a process. OK, now that I’ve begun this by making excuses for myself, here’s the good news: I doubled my May writing days in June. OK, now that we’ve got the silver lining, here’s the cloud, it’s only five days out of the 30 available to me in June. As I said, it’s a process.
OK, so here’s the recap, about a year ago my friend Tiffany and I challenged ourselves to write for 90 days straight and termed it #Write90. It did not turn out so well, but it did make me very aware that in order to reach my goal of being a published author, I need to write as much as possible. To do so: I need to create the habit. So, I rebooted this into an all-around effort to write more, which I refer to as #Write30 (yes, I’m aware some months have 31 days, but you get the drift) and hold myself accountable by recapping the days in which I wrote and number of words each month in a recap post for you. Read More »
Alright, ladies and gents! As you may recall, this blog’s incarnation was based on a simple challenge among friends. Well, the amazing Tiffany and I have decided — once again — following our first, let’s call it, learning experience, to challenge ourselves to write every day for 30 days. The idea behind this is to master our craft by creating a habit. As you may have noticed from the hashtag, we have altered the game to make it a little bit more manageable this time around. (Refer back to the original #Write90 post for the “rules.”) We begin today, April 1.Read More »