Do you have a story inside you want to get out for a book or you blog? Well, now is the time to Sit Down and Write and let it all out!
Here is Michelle’s info about Sit Down and Write:
Whether you are indeed jumping into the fray with me, or you just want to catch up on some blogging or book review writing, declare your intention in the comments section below and add your link to the linky. I’m going to have also have the Mister Linky in the sidebar so you can easily access and post links to any updates. I will also be posting updates here and I encourage you to stop by and chat in the comments, especially those of you doing NaNo. I’m going to need the moral support.
Simple, right? No rules, just write! Whether you’re writing for NaNoWriMo, NaBloPoMo or just trying to catch up on your writing goals like I am, join us to achieve your goals and get encouragement from others.
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Lessons Learned from NaBloPoMo in Nov 2014 & Why I Can’t Do That Again Right Now
After doing NaBloPoMo last November, I learned 7 very valuable lessons about myself and my blog. The boost in traffic was great but it was really hard to keep up (I sort of forgot about things like birthday parties and Thanksgiving festivities when I signed up). I felt like I was writing for speed rather than quality. I met some great bloggers and it was such fun to work with others towards a common goal, it felt like a college all-nighter with my friends.
Now as tempted as I am to undertake NaBloPoMo again this year, I know I’ve got to focus on quality content if I want to achieve my blogging goals. I must blog with purpose and only pursue those opportunities that will help me on my mission. Speed writing will get me nowhere. Quality posts take concise writing and gorgeous photos, both which take me a great deal of time to achieve.
So as sad as I am to not officially join NaBloPoMo, I AM excited that Michelle is hosting this more laid back version, where I can set my own writing goals. There will not be a book at the end of this month but I do hope to bring you more quality posts and branch out in the useful content I hope to provide to you dear readers.
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My Sit Down and Write Nov 2015 Goals
One thing I loved about NaBloPoMo was the exercise of daily writing. Who knew that the girl who never liked to read, much less write is now both an avid reader and writer? Spending time on my gratitude journal, my book journal or writing for my blog all help me wash away the stresses of my daily life with chronic illness.
Writing helps me focus on my small victories. I need it to cope. When I don’t write, the stress builds up in me until I can take pen to paper or fingers to the keyboard once again and change my mindset.
So my goals for this month are simply to get back to writing. Everyday. I even put Sit Down and Write in my habit tracker for my bullet journal/planner so I remember to write at least 30 minutes everyday.
November setup, day 2 of #planwithmechallenge. I just use my EC Life planner to track my appointments, todos and color coded time tracking. I tape in a habit tracker onto the EC bookmark so it moves week to week. I started slacking on my habits last month and decided to color code my habit tracker too to bring some pretty color into November. My first time using stickers in my planner too! #eclp #bulletjournaljunkies #planwithmechallenge #bujo #bulletjournal #planner #plannerjunkie #planneraddict
Another writing tip I got from the SITS Blogging chat last Saturday was this. Simple and effective. As much as I rely on my planner, this should be easy to do!
Sometimes it helps to sit down and schedule when you’re going to write. Put it on your planner like an appointment. #sitsblogging
— The SITS Girls (@SITSGirls) November 7, 2015
I hope it will result in more quality blog posts, a more consistent routine and ultimately whittling away at the 100’s of blog post ideas I have not written yet. There are a lot of stories inside my head waiting to be written, I can’t wait to start.
So what do you say? Will you Sit Down and Write with us? Visit Michelle’s Sit Down and Write posts, linkup your goals and be encouraged to tackle those stories inside that are just dying to be written!