I am excited to share the first video in a new series on my youtube channel. This series will feature apps, software, books and other tools that have are helpful in my writing lifestyle.
The first video feature’s an app that has helped me increase my word count and track my progress. Best of all, the app is absolutely free.
I am also inviting you to share your own writing tools. If I select your suggestion and feature it on my video I will give you a shout out on that video. Please share!
“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” – Colin Powell
You have a dream. Now what? It is time to take action and make that dream a reality. You must accept that it will take work, sacrifice and determination. In order to move your dream from an idea into an action you will need a plan. Here are 5 quick tips to put your dream into action.
So, there you have it! A few quick tips to help you on your journey. What other things have helped you achieve your dreams? What big dream are you working toward now? I would love to know!
It is the last day of March, which means Camp NaNoWriMo officially kicks off tomorrow. Yikes! I have officially put off creating my writing plan until the very last day. Go me! Of course, I have been slaving away at the total rewrite of the first chapter of my novel. By slaving, I mean spending hours combing over the same text and questioning every word in a very unproductive manner. Enough excuses! It’s time to unveil my camp goal and plan.
*Not sure what Camp Nanowrimo is? Click Here to find out! *
There you have it. My Camp goal and writing plan. You may notice that I have broken my hours down and divided them by weeks. Next, I figured out how many days of each day I am able spend writing. This is because April is a super busy month for me. Three weekends of the month I will be making a 14 hour (roundtrip) to Oklahoma for work. That is 42 hours of drive time in April. Combine that with 6-12 hours workdays and the crazy sleep schedule that goes with my poker massage therapist hours and you can understand that I will not be writing daily. Lets not forget it is also a month of celebrations that will cut into my writing time – My birthday, Easter, and my daughters birthday. Just typing all of this is enough to make me question my sanity for even taking on Camp this month. But, Hey – I never claimed to be a sane person.
Are you participating in CAMP NANOWRIMO this year? What is your project and your plan? Do you have any tips or advice for fitting in camp to an already overloaded schedule? I would love to hear about it.
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By Diana Peterfreund
Hello! Killer unicorns. Yes, this is exactly what grabbed me about this book. I snatched it up after reading the back cover. The book centers around Astrid. She has never believed her eccentric mom’s stories about killer unicorns but when one attacks her boyfriend she soon discovers her unwanted role as a unicorn hunter. I love a book with a unique idea or theme and this one certainly has that cornered. Honestly, I was not expecting to enjoy this book as much as I did.
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My overall personal rating for this book is 4 stars. It earns this rating based on its unique concept, the way the writer pulled me into the story through the eyes of a strong believable character and there were only a few times I was tempted to skim or skip. I can’t give it a five because the romance failed me.
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Have you read it? What did you think?
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“There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I’ve gotten what I came for.” -Alosa
This is a fantastic easy read for anyone who loves pirates and high seas adventure! I finished this book in less than a few hours. I only put it down a few times to take cooking and eating dinner and then it was right back into the pages again. This book gets a RARE 5 stars from me because I was never tempted to put it down or skim ahead. I also love the characters and the story. This was my owl crate subscription book and it was a hit with me.
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Do you have any other great pirate, ocean, or sea themed books you loved reading? I would love your recommendations!
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