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4 Things to Know for NaNoWriMo (+ bonus tips!) encouragement hedgie house experience imposter syndrome help prickle time writing process writing tips Oct 30, 2023

National Novel Writing Month, lovingly referred to as NaNoWriMo, is just around the corner!

Before you dive in, I have some thoughts on the subject…

I took part in this “structured stress” challenge back in November 2016 when I wrote the first 50k of what became The Cromwell...

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5 Steps to Navigate (Writerly) Anxiety on a Daily Basis fill your cup mindset for writers writing process Aug 30, 2023

What if I’m not good enough?

Is this story too unoriginal?

What if people hate my story? 

We’ve all experienced these spiraling thoughts at some point in our writing journey. Anxiety roars its ugly head and tries to get in the way of accomplishing your writing goals. 

There...

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Signs of Burnout for a Writer fill your cup productivity tool writing process Aug 08, 2023
  • Have you found yourself pushing yourself to finish that last round of edits even though you’re so exhausted?
  • Are you overwhelmed by the deadlines that no one but you created?
  • Do you find yourself wanting to write but when you sit down, you can’t find the words?
  • Do you compare your...
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Game-changing method for rest AND productivity permission to rest productivity tool writing process Jul 17, 2023

Do you dwell in Possibility, too?

For me, it's currently a Monday afternoon, when I'm usually cranking out tasks straight out of the gate because I've given my chance to really rest on the weekends. I'm extremely protective of my weekends - that is sacred time; fill your cup time, and you can't...

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