Everyday can sound tedious and never ending. But doing something everyday can bring forth a lot of improvement and self empowerment. I love to write everyday. Each day can be different- a thought here, an idea or observation there. It helps my mind make sense of the day and gives me satisfaction once I completed my task. It can also be uplifting and beneficial to go back and read my entries later. Adding to these entries later can also keep the same process going and who knows what kind of great things can stem from them! Once you get into the habit of writing everyday your mind sees things differently and wham! You might just become the next philosophical thinker. But really, give it a try. Keep a pen and notebook by your bed or a place you see everyday and it becomes a lot easier.
Let’s do it together! Write something everyday. Create a sentence journal, and keep it simple!
Make a kit to get you out of your writing rut. Writer’s fear it all everywhere- the inability to connect your mind to your hand. But don’t worry, there is always a solution!
The environment you are in can be your friend or your foe. Make sure it is a pleasant space for you. Have a list of go to places to visit to muse and sit- hopefully it will spark some inspiration.
You know yourself better than anybody, so when writers block hits make sure you have the necessary stress relief. Whether that be taking a bath, doing a favorite hobby or opening up a bottle of Tylenol. Do what your body needs.
Lift Yourself Up
In a time like this, things can seem pretty dim. But remind yourself of all the good things you accomplished that month/year. Find some quotes that inspire you and keep them visible for more self lifting.
It is amazing the kind of energy you can draw from friends and family. Don’t push them out in a time like this, they can help! Starting a conversation to get the ball rolling can be very helpful.
It is best to tackle the future with some indication of what is most likely to be on trend. While no one can truly predict the future here is some of the industry’s best interpretation of what 2020 will bring!
Audiobooks will continue to gain popularity, and more indie authors will seek to have their work converted to this format.
Running ads will be a requirement
Getting your books in front of readers for free will be more difficult. Now is the time to get internet savvy and use paid advertising!
The ebook market will grow even more in 2020.
As more young readers enter the market ebooks will increase.
Email lists will increase in value.
Your emailing list is a valuable marketing tool. Remember readers who are giving you their email are opting in, they want you to email them!
These are just a few publishing trends that we might see in 2020, but there are definitely more! A big takeaway is the push toward alternatives to paperbacks, with the focus on audiobooks and ebooks, as well as upping the ante on marketing!
A few days ago I was seeing NaNoWriMo everywhere and had no idea what it meant. However, after realizing that it stands for (National Novel Writing Month), it now makes sense as to why I saw it a few days ago and why authors and writers were the ones using the term.
Now I just needed to do more research on what was actually going on around here! And behold, Nanowrimo.org A beacon for all things related to the nonprofit. It is such a wonderful organization that I had no clue existed. It gives support to thousands of writers to share their words and express their love of writing world wide. They have created such an impact and run year-round amazing programs. They truly have become internet famous, in their belief that every story matters.
Your stories do matter and now I encourage you to write in the spirit of NaNoWriMo! If you did not know about this organization check out their very insightful website where you can also donate to help support.
NaNoWriMo entails writers to write 50,000 words in the month of November (around 1,667 words per day). It also has to be a novel. See how far you can go, take the pledge!
You’re already six days in!
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Writing habits are difficult to develop once you’ve gotten into the habit of doing something else. You’ll find plenty of blog posts telling you what to do or pins on Pinterest attempting to ignite your writing fire; you may browse books with daily writing prompts or tips on how to improve your skills. These options are cute and all but what about utilizing technology in your favor – particularly the notification bar on your device.
This is where Daily Page comes in.
Daily Page is a wonderful writing tool to assist you in finding your groove – your writing groove.
You’re able to set a time and receive reminders in your email to take some time to dive into writing. You can select a prompt to follow. Or if you’re feeling in a particular mood or ready to embark on one particular journey, you have the option to freewrite. You can track your writing with the writing stats Daily Page offers. It will create your Writing Score which may improve once you begin your daily habit of taking to the keyboard or notebook! There is even the option to visualize your stats. You’ll understand yourself better as a writer and develop better habits to finish your WIP (Work in Progress.)
There are writing courses offered through the subscription. Not simply for novel writing, alone, but for other types of professional writing such as screenwriting and blogging.
Get your subscription going and get your brain to concocting a new story!
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