Nov 6, 2016

Demotivation and The Engagement Threshold

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


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.

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. :)


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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