Thursday, June 22, 2017

CampNaNoWriMo July

It's that time again where we start prepping for a month's long writing and/or editing session. Whether you are cleaning and/or organizing your work space, meal prepping so the family can be fed while you loose yourself in your work; it is stressful. Take a five minute break and breathe.

Prepping:

  • Take time to look up recipes that will make your life easier while you are being creative. Check out our "Writer's Food" page and our Pinterest boards. 
  • Prep all foods once a week or even for the month. Freezer slow cooker meals are the best way I have found to do this. 
  • Organize snacks for your family & yourself.
  • Plan activities for your kiddos that you don't need to supervise totally. For little ones use activities in highchairs. 
  • Clean your house as if spring cleaning. Well, maybe not that thorough.
  • Clean your writing space and organize your notes and apps.
  • Set up or look over your timelines and character bios to remember it if it's been awhile or you're just starting a new project.

During Camp:
  • Set times to write and stick to it.
  • Use Twitter for encouragement and sprints.
  • Talk to your cabin mates every day.
  • Remember to breathe
  • Get up and stretch every hour.

Now that those ideas are out there I hoe we all have a great Camp and enjoy our cabin mates!



Sunday, March 5, 2017

March is Here

As March starts we prepare for Spring and everyone's writing times may change, nice weather. We also look forward to CampNaNoWriMo starting April 1st (You can sign up now!). It's also time for Spring Cleaning...
Go through all WIPs and check out if you want to pull them from the 'vault' for CampNaNoWriMo.

Organize:

All notes
Scraps of paper
All note cards
Desk & other writing areas

Stock up on:

notebooks
pens
note cards
printer ink
printer paper

This is also a great time to check out some new writing tools & software. Scrivener, Scapple, Aeon Timeline, Dragon, Ulysses, Focus Writer, Evernote, LibreOffice, and Hemingway.

I personally use Aeon Timeline 2, Scapple & Scrivener. Need help ask and I might be able to help you.

Another great place I like is myWriteClub and of course Twitter!

NEWS!

@FriNightWrites has returned. Fridays at 7pm CT they hold word sprints for several hours. It's called #WriteClub. Check them out on Twitter.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

As 2016 Comes to an End

2016 is near its end. As we look back over the year we think about what we have done in aspects to our writing. Good & bad goals and achievements. 
  • Finished a WIP
  • Procrastinated too much
  • Gave up
  • Reached our weekly, monthly goals
  • Missed self scheduled writing times
  • Met new writers
  • Shared your stories
  • Tossed a WIP away
  • Started a new WIP
Those are just some of the things that might be going through your mind. Remember this year we have learned about our failures and achievements, what works better for you, and many other personal things.

Things to help with 2017 goals
  • Set small simple goals
  • Celebrate each goal accomplished
  • Reach out to others that will support you
  • Try CampNaNo & NaNoWriMo
  • Remember even 1 wordie counts to achievement
I challenge each of My Wordlings to engage with at least 2 new writers and smile or laugh when you think you are failing.


This is a short post because it just is. Have a great Holiday season and hope to see you on Fridays.