November is Coming!
Being Kind to Yourself During NaNo Month
NaNoWriMo: Be Kind to Yourself
NaNo starts tomorrow! For those of you participating, make sure to pace yourself, give yourself breaks, and don’t forget to eat! Naps are encouraged but not required.
And, most importantly, if you aren’t able to make your writing goals—for any reason, and I mean any reason—be sure to give yourself a little grace.
Look back at what you did get done. Maybe you finally started your dream project. Maybe you got through a point you thought you were stuck. Maybe you finished your first outline! Writing is writing, and that’s the heart of NaNo. It’s not really about the final word count; it’s about getting started and moving forward.
Baby steps, after all, are still steps. Celebrate your wins!
No Blog Updates for the Remainder of 2023
I’ve been a busy, busy bee this year! Mainly, I got married and moved to the other side of the world. That’s so easy to say in a single sentence, but the amount of logistics and paperwork (for myself and my cat) moving continents and countries involves is mind-boggling, and I still don’t think I’ve recovered.
But during all that, I kept my business running and started book coaching certification courses!
So many adjustments in such a short span of time have left me scrambling to get my “extra” things done. I have yet to settle into new routines due to all the hubbub, and I have definitely missed some of my goals for this year. But now, I’m going to follow my own advice and give myself a little grace and take time to breathe, rest, and do some planning.
And, because it’s Halloween:
Some of you have met her before. But for those of you who are new (welcome!) or forgot, this is Luci! She’s my official Halloween mascot and cheerleader. Even if her style of cheerleading is staring at me, unimpressed. Somehow, it’s effective.
In the past few months, my little void is starting to grow white hairs all over! We’re not sure if it’s simply age (she’ll be 13 soon!) or if it was the stress of moving continents, but my spouse and I are calling these new hairs “stars in the void.”
And honestly, if we really looked, I bet we could find some stars on my head too.
I love hearing from my readers and fellow writers! While I may not be able to answer everyone, please know I always read and appreciate your comments and stories.
Cheering for you always,