The last time I was in LUSH the handmade cosmetic’s store I saw that they now carry massage bars. They look like a bar of soap and when you put it in your hands the heat of your hands warms the bar enough to melt the shea/cocoa butter and you use it for massages. I […]
So you’ve decided to try to write your novel this month like so many hopefuls out there. Whether you are on track, behind or ahead of the pace, congratulate yourself on getting words down! You’ve already won by simply beginning.
If you are like me you’ve already hit a few snags in your story. It’s hard not to let it get you down.
So here are a few tips to get you through the rest of the month:
–Don’t stress about your word count. Stress is a creativity and productivity crusher so don’t even go there. Write what you can every day without apology.
–Avoid line edits like the plague. You can go back later and do all the editing you want, no time for it right now.
–Schedule your writing time. At times I feel slave to my calendar but to get around it I schedule in my fun time, my writing time, even do nothing time. Make your calendar work for you not the other way around.
–Reach out to others in the community. Writing can be a lonely task but it doesn’t have to be. Reach out to the NaNoWriMo community and find likeminded writers on Twitter. You could even visit a local writers group to get plugged in.
-Plan on getting behind. Life is real and it’s really hard sometimes. Don’t panic! Just plan on a few catch up days throughout the month. I try to block out a few extra hours once or twice a week to account for life.
-Remember snacks. Or whatever it takes for you to have good self care. Don’t forget you are still a person who needs food and sleep (well sorta).
–Rewards are awesome-sauce. Make mini goals and when you hit them reward yourself. Chocolate works great for me. Or for you it may be a game of mini-golf or a trip to the beach. Go for it!
All of these items are getting at the main goal of staying positive throughout the month.
You can do this. Your story is worth telling. Keep writing!
You need to have a sharp chefs knife, I use mine almost always along with my pairing knife. Stick with a trusted brand or have it made for you. Find a knife with a full tang running through the handle that you can see.
The vitamix is just great, I love that I can make an awesome smoothie any time or creat a velvety smooth soup or sauce with it. I have a Vitamix so I know they are good but I am sure there are comparable brands that may be in a better price range.
I can not work in a dark kitchen, I just purchased some under the cabinet lights that light up my cutting board area better. Make sure you have good lighting, its so helpful and safer! These ones come with a remote and are battery operated.
A stroll through the woods with my toddler this past weekend resulted in a basket full of sticks, moss, and leaves of blaze and gold. The biggest leaves she wanted to paint but once we got out the craft box we changed our plans. Using a paint stick, baby food jar, jut string, packaging paper, […]
I visited Oak Island this past weekend and I wanted to share with you some of the photos I gathered along the way. Where we were staying in Oak Island was south facing so we were able to see the sunrise and the sunset on the ocean! Sunrise Sunset There is also a lighthouse on […]
Like the jitters I get after drinking a Red Bull , there is something special and energizing about being around your tribe of people. My tribe is creatives, specifically writers. This weekend I was blessed to attend a conference and have five hours of time to soak it all up. Carpooling with a dear writing […]
Cold weather is approaching and with that comes dry skin. Sugar scrubs are amazing for hydrating your hands during the winter months come along with me today to learn how to make your own! Supplies: 3/4 cup Coconut Oil 1 cup Sugar Mixer Optional: Coloring (beet powder etc) Grapefruit zest Essential Oils Jojoba oil or […]