This is my final post of the year, and maybe the last one for a little while; reflecting on the past 12 months and everything I learned through this one-year journey towards becoming my own boss!
This is a little bit overdue. I was planning to publish this post on the first Saturday of the month, but suddenly I had so many things to do at once, and then it was my birthday weekend, followed by a long-awaited vacation to my favourite place in the country.
And while I had initially planned to work on the blog and finish other work-related tasks while on vacation, once I got there, I decided against it.
If you’re a blogger who is also a fiction writer, you decided to join NaNoWriMo this year, and you often wait till the last minute to get things done, then yes this last minute post about preparing for NaNoWriMo one week before it starts is definitely for you.
November is coming and, for writers, you may say this is kind of “our season.” November is NaNoWriMo which is National Novel Writing Month. If you’re not familiar with it, this is a competition that is held online every year where all participant writers dedicate their time to writing every day, starting November 1st to reach the goal of 50, 000 words by November 30th.
And while it has the word “Novel” in it, because that was the idea when they started it I think, creating a novel in 30 days, but you don’t necessarily have to write a novel.
It could be a collection of short stories, a non-fiction book of any type, or anything else; the point of this competition is that you develop the habit of writing every day and, hopefully, also end up with a finished first draft of your project of choice by the end of the month.
What happens in your brain when you are motivated? Why do you lose motivation? How can you become more motivated? Learn about motivation and how to motivate yourself in this post.
Have you ever felt unmotivated to do a certain task? I think I can safely say that most of us go through days where we have to get something done, but we just don’t feel like doing it for some reason.
Often times I’d start working on a project and then halfway through I don’t feel like working on it anymore. Sometimes writing these blog posts becomes a heavy task that I dread doing. Even though I love my blog and I chose to create it and I had a plan in mind when I did.