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Gearing Up For Write By Midnight: Set Your Goals and Rewards

With Write By Midnight starting at the end of the week, now is the time to create a game plan for what you want to achieve by the end of February, how you’re going to get there and ways to reward yourself for a job well done. Continue reading

Gearing Up For Write By Midnight: Options For Tracking Your Progress

Write By Midnight 2019 is right around the corner! It’s time to start thinking about how you want to track your goals next month. Do you want to log word counts, tally scenes written or record how much time you spent writing each day? Think about the method that works best for you. Once you’ve decided, download an app to keep track of your progress or feel free to use our printable Write-by-Midnight log.

 

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

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!

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.