One thing that I found is liable to help you on your writing quest is to grow and cultivate a community of like-minded individuals around you.
As I said in a previous post, I’m not usually one for talking about my personal life too much, on here or even in general. But since today is #WorldMentalHealthDay, I thought it might be worth my time to reflect a little.
As I said in a couple of recent posts, I’ve been thinking about what to do for this year’s NaNoWriMo project and how best to tackle it. Well, I’ve made some decisions, now I just need to implement them.
I’ve had two consecutive months where I’m spectacularly failed to accomplish the goals that I’ve been setting for myself. Which, as you might understand, has made me a bit wary of what I set myself for October.
September’s games were #AuthorConfession, #JLBooklove, #TweepWriter & #WIPTruthorDare.
I know that there’s still technically a few days left to go but the sad truth is that I’ve already written this month off. Not good but I figure I can either brood about what went wrong or I can acknowledge what went wrong and make sure I avoid doing the same thing next month.
I’m going to take a slightly different tack with this month’s Author Toolbox post. To one degree or another the majority of my previous posts, with the possible exception of the first, have been about techniques or tools you can use. This time, I want to try talking about mindset.
From one incarnation of the King of Vampires to another.
Anno Dracula by Kim Newman is a book I’ve read probably a dozen or more times and it’s never yet failed to delight me. Each time I find something new or something I didn’t fully appreciate before.
I’ve been a bit reluctant to commit to a new goals list for this month so far. Not because I’m having difficulty coming up with things that I want to try and accomplish. Actually, it’s more the opposite.
I have to admit, I was not looking forward to examining last month and now that I come to do so, I find that I was right.