Nov 6, 2016

Demotivation and The Engagement Threshold

This is an excellent article on demotivation and its subcategories and how to manage each type.

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http://www.productiveflourishing.com/how-to-recover-from-10-types-of-demotivation/

So, if you're feeling demotivated about writing, take a look at the article and identify how to manage it.

And THIS is an excellent article on the engagement threshold - the point at which one needs to be in order to undertake an activity. I absolutely LOVED what Charlie Gilkey had to write about using time efficiently.

http://www.productiveflourishing.com/the-key-to-consistent-creativity-and-productivity/



As regards my NaNo goals, I have written consistently for the past 5 nights. (Yay!) I wrote a short story the first night, and every night after that was the outline for a short story.

I'm going to turn these into index card prompts to use at future writing sessions.

The main thing is, I've been writing consistently and I'm happy about that. :)

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Oct 28, 2016

NaNo 2016

OK, let's not talk about Camp NaNo.

Instead, let us turn our attention to the November writing challenge that is NaNoWriMo.

I have signed up. And I have a plan about how to tackle this.

I'm not even gonna attempt to write a novel. Or work on the one I started.

Instead, I am going to flow with my focus challenges (perfectionist-related, and possibly related to sleep deprivation and performance anxiety).

Each night I am going to work with two prompts that represent a character arc (Points A & B) and just write a short story, or a few paragraphs, or whatever, that takes a character from Point A to Point B.

That's it.

Short and sweet.

I'm a NaNo Rebel and I'm not going to worry about wordcount.

Because if I can actually sit down and write ANYTHING for 30 consecutive nights, then I will consider NaNo 2016 a win. :)


Jun 11, 2016

Excited, but ...

... also a bit anxious.

I've signed up, with writing friends, for Camp NaNo 2016.

Am I looking forward to it? Absolutely!

Will it be fun? I certainly hope so! (There's that anxiety thing, you see.)

Do I know what I want to work on? Without a shadow of a doubt. It's my Fantasy Suspense/Thriller/Whodunnit.

I'm aiming for 15 minutes per day. That's reasonable. And that's probably all I'll be able to cope with. If I get more done, great! 15 minutes seems like a reasonable goal, though.

No idea what that translates to in terms of words; I'll have to time myself at some stage to get an approximation.

So yeah. Camp NaNo. After three years absence.

(Deep breath) Let's do this!

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