As most of you know, July is the 2nd time Camp Nanowrimo arrives in a year. During this time, writers create writing goals for themselves to finish by July 31. These goals can be to finish a certain number of words, pages, or lines, or to write for a certain number of hours or minutes. It’s up to the writer how they’ll do it, although Camp Nano offers lots of support to help.
“[Introverts] listen more than they talk, think before they speak, and often feel as if they express themselves better in writing than in conversation.” ~ Susan Cain
Yes. I am a writer and I am an introvert.
Raise your hand if you’re one, too.
It took a long time for me to admit that. And when I did, honestly, certain things made so much sense. So many doubts in my head, and now everything is just so clear.
First things first though, this is not a blog post about introvert vs extrovert writers. This is a post recounting my experiences as an introvert writer.
It’s a brand new day, such a beautiful day!
Do you notice it?
Or do you jump out of bed, rushing to where you need to go?
Believe it or not, how we start our day really affects how the rest of our day goes. Our choices, our reactions, our decisions always affect our day, if it will be productive and positive, or stressful and negative.
So how do you start your day?
It’s so easy to get distracted. In this social media world, there are so many ways we can lose focus. How do we stay focused, despite all the distractions?
Can you believe it’s the start of the 2nd quarter of the year? I can’t believe it either! Time flies so fast!
But I’m all set. I made time over the weekend to sit down and focus on what I need to do this month.
Today is March 8, International Women’s Day. Today and this entire month of May, we celebrate women.
And what better way for us at Creative Writers Collective and Jaq Vegan Writer to celebrate women than to celebrate with our favorite women authors.
One of the issues most writers share, whenever I ask what stops them from writing, is fatigue.
Most of us find it hard to write, especially at night, when we’re already so tired from our work during the day. When we get home, all we want to do is just to curl up in bed and sleep.
But, if we want to finish what we started, then we need to push forward and push stronger.
There are two methods I use so I can continue writing despite being tired.