Gearing Up For Write By Midnight: Re-Evaluate Your Writing Needs

Sticking to a daily writing habit is made more challenging by the fact that our lives are ever-changing. Perhaps you’ve welcomed a new addition to your family, started a new job or experienced some other change to your day-to-day responsibilities that has disrupted that writing schedule that had previously been working for you. As the WriteOwls gear up for our third annual Write-by-Midnight challenge, we invite you to spend the upcoming week re-evaluating your writing needs. Continue reading

Getting Back into the Writing Groove

Stacey Kite

Unfortunately, I didn’t get much writing done last month, but with 2018 a shrinking smudge in the rear-view mirror, it’s time for me to get back on track. Since I am by nature a planner, I’ve come up with a get-back-to-work strategy.

  1. I will banish defeatist and negative thoughts and muzzle my internal editor. Now is not the time for nit-picking.

Continue reading

Write By Midnight Pep Talk 12-31-2018

The third annual Write By Midnight challenge begins Feb. 1, 2019. Now is the time to set your writing goals for the new year. Consider how you can use Write By Midnight to accomplish them. Think big!

Insomniacs Anonymous 12-17-18

If you found yourself with an extra hour of writing time today, would you use it to write a new scene or edit an old one?

Practical Prompt 12-10-18

Don’t let the holidays stall your writing. Now is the time to test out new strategies to keep making progress on your manuscript. Try dictating into your phone when you’re away from your computer. Or, keep a notebook in your pocket while you’re shopping to capture brilliant lines before you lose them.  Experiment with a few voice-to-text apps for your portable device. If you’re revising, print out a hard copy of one of the scenes you’re working on and keep it with you. Then, if you’re stuck somewhere waiting, you can use that time to edit it. By getting creative, you’ll be able to move your project forward despite your busy schedule.