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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

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.

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Your Novel in Notecards: A Revision Exercise

Naomi Hawkins-Rowe

It has been over a year since I finished the first draft of my novel and I would really be humbled to say I have a very clean, ready-to-be-sent-draft. I don’t. The reason most likely stems from the fact that I wasn’t really sure where to start with revision. It’s an overwhelming beast, as I am sure you know if you’ve been sadistic enough to do it. Most days my brain hurts just thinking about it. I began the process by doing a complete read through and then going chapter by chapter rewriting and making more notes in the sidebar until my Word doc looked like a flippin’ Norton Anthology.

Let me tell you a secret: I’ve been informed there’s a better way. Continue reading

Write By Midnight Pep Talk 11-26-2018

The WriteOwls are getting excited for the 2019 Write By Midnight challenge in February. We’d love to hear from you about what you’d like to see from us this year. What tools, tips and resources would help you best in your quest to keep writing every day?