Monday, January 31, 2011

NaNoWrimo is over - now what?

NaNoWriMo is behind us. The holidays are over. Now what happens? NaNo is a great kick starter to get you writing every day. It helps create a habit of being in the story every day and getting a lot of words on the page. But now that the madness is over is that an excuse to stop writing? No. If writing is just a hobby for you and NaNoWriMo was just for fun then sure, you don't need to keep writing. If you're like me though, someone who wants to write professionally, NaNoWriMo just helped reinforce the importance of writing every day.

It's a new year. A great time to keep up that every day writing habit. If you need help I highly recommend joining a goals loop, a challenge loop, a writing loop. Find a place with like minded people you can talk to about the struggles to keep writing when your muse has gone on strike.

I have three groups set up to help writers keep writing.

The 100 words challenge loop and the NaNoWriMo challenge loop are Yahoo groups open to any writer who wants to challenge themselves. Guelph Write Now is a local group where we get together to talk writing.

I'll be back every so often to check in with writing progress.

Happy writing!


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