Wednesday, May 1, 2013
IWSG - May edition
Welcome to the May edition of the Insecure Writers Support Group! I missed April's post due to the A to Z blog challenge, but I'm back and I hope you guys will forgive my absence.
Today I want to talk about motivation. What keeps you on track, writing-wise, when life gets in the way? Do you have a daily goal in terms of word count? Do you have a set schedule, a dedicated time to write every day?
As for me, I find that keeping a daily record of words written helps, because it makes me want to write even more the next day. My schedule prevents me from writing much while at work, so I devote several hours every night to take care of my blogging and writing.
I love challenges like NaNoWriMo, be it the November full version, or the summer camps. I signed up for the April camp, and challenged myself to write 20,000 words. Although I am about 2,000 words short of my goal, I did manage to finish the manuscript I was working on, so I consider it a win. I love the social aspect of the challenge, and the way my progress is mapped out every day. There's something about feeling like part of a group that makes writing more fun and keeps me on track--after all, I don't want to be the slacker in my Cabin!
What about you? How do you keep going when you're tired, or when the words just don't flow?