Blogging: The Journey, Camp NaNo, and Life

I have decided that I would make this work. Writing is a journey, and as I find myself writing, but never keeping up with my blog, I am going to try again. All it takes is a little self discipline and determination and I have those in spades!

Camp NaNo has once again rolled around, and I have been already hard at work on my newest novel idea! Reflecting back on my past blog posts, I have to say, I still use most of the same tools as I talked of before. I can’t emphasis enough how much I have come to love Yarny! It really has become my main tool for my writing. With its ease of sharing what I have written already, not to mention no matter what device I am on I have access! I have moved on from index cards to sometimes using post-it notes. They are marvelous as I can stick them on a paper, or the wall, or any other surface and move them around as I need to! I am also trying something new when it comes to my writing. I have created a playlist that puts my novel and characters in mind, to listen and meditate on before I write each day. I think this will really help put me in the right mindset.

With the new changes to Camp NaNo, I have been excited the most over the ability to set my own word count goals. While usually that lofty 50k is the way to go, it is summer, and with that comes so many things I want to do out doors! This summer I plan to go biking, who knows, maybe I will find a wonderful area out doors to take my bike and tablet to go write!

What are your favorite tools? Do you have a favorite place to write? What gets your creative side going? Do you use music to get your head in the game?


2 thoughts on “Blogging: The Journey, Camp NaNo, and Life”

  1. I love using Microsoft OneNote for novel-planning these days. It’s sort of like notecards in that you can move certain blocks of text around into whatever order you need, but it’s all on the computer so it’s easier for me to keep track of. For actual writing, I tend to use “Write or Die,” which helps me get lots of words down quickly. I’ve also done the music thing for previous novels, but not for the one I’m working on right now–I should do that today, thanks for the reminder. =D

    1. I will admit to being a RELIGIOUS Microsoft OneNote user *grins* I have loved that program for years. I have thought of trying Write or Die, maybe I will have to break that out as I have been having a bit of trouble writing today. The main reason I switched to yarny was because I was looking for a portable version of OneNote, and let me tell ya, the things they say are like OneNote, are NOT like OneNote!!!

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