Writing slumps are a part of the game, and I am trying to train myself not to focus on the growing distance between my performance every day, and the target.
The first 5 days of NaNoWriMo 2023!
Here I am, still blogging like it's 2002, or 2008, or 2012. Because I do what I want! 😈
I have a handful of New Year's resolutions for 2023 to share. As usual, these are "soft resolutions": drink tea every day, read 14 books, write every day, and at least an hour of ballet a week.
This book edited by Magali Guilbault Fitzbay and discussing the different strategies of inclusive, feminist, and nonbinary writing is exceptional and gets my very strong recommendation!
For the first 7 days, I managed to produce 6 rather solid drafts, 3 in English and 3 in French.
For the entirety of April 2022, my personal writing challenge is to write a poem a day, every day. (Why am I always giving myself even more work!?)
At the request of my patrons who suggested we tackle Setting in the Writing Corner, I prepared in-depth notes on world-building, including a section on troubleshooting setting, a vocabulary guide, & 5 writing exercises (including prompts) to practice writing about settings. Available as a PDF, too!
A week ago, I decided that I was going to play Field Guide to Memory by Jeeyon Shim and Shing Yin Khor every day, and the experience has been super enjoyable so far.
While so much of writing is an often-relentless solo journey, there is no reason to go it alone without any backup!