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Friday, December 17, 2010

Bucket List, schmuket list: DO IT NOW!

January is just around the corner. Isn't it time you lived your dream and started writing every day? Isn't it time you finally started working on that novel you've always thought about writing? Well get to it! You're not getting any younger, ya know!

To help you get on the right path to making your dream a reality, here are some links for getting into the habit of writing EVERY DAY!

750 Words: I haven't had a chance to fully play with this site, but it seems simple enough. It's an online program where you sign up and try to write 750 words per day (fiction, non-fiction, journaling--whatever words you want; I'm partial to onomatopoeia). What makes it cool is that you earn points on a scorecard and can win little animal badges. So if you're looking for something to get you into the habit of writing and you're a visual person, this one might be just what you're looking for.

Novel Writing World: The name on this one had me confused at first. It's not a novel writing community, it's a novel (pause) writing-community (as in "unique"). Lol. Once I got it figured out, I signed up anyway. Basically, it's a community to encourage journaling, and members can friend each other and post comments (Facebook just for journalers). It includes a self-guided course to help you get into the habit of journaling every day.

And I'm repeating these links again, because I think they're worth it:

Bibliographic Junkies: Get a daily prompt, write something, post it. Shenanigans and fun follow. A fun, casual way to get into the habit of writing every day.

Author Kelly L. Stone's 90-day writing challenge: Set a writing goal; do it every day for 90 days. Facebook bunch cheers you on (or whips you with a pool noodle, I'm not sure which; I haven't met everyone yet).

So get to it! Then you can finally cross "write my novel" off that well-worn New Year's Resolutions list! (FINALLY)!

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