Halloween has come and gone. I can hear Michael Bublé warming up is vocal chords in the background and I pretend that the Christmas lights haven’t been up all year round as I turn into full-festive-mode. Oh yes, I am that person. I have been counting down the days till Christmas since December 27th of last year and the only reason I made it through summer alive was the thought of an autumn rainstorm.
That time of year has rolled around once again, it is time to prepare to write a novel in 30 days! With NaNoWriMo just around the corner (if you don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, I explained it in last years post which you can check out here) which means it’s time to flesh out characters, start building a world and get stocked up on as much caffeine as possible. If you read last years post, you will know that both Doreth and I attempted to complete the challenge of writing a full-length novel in the month of November. Quick update: we both failed miserably. Just like the year before that. This year I am on my own, Doreth is very busy with her new study so I will have to make do without my usual writing buddy. The question is: how on earth am I going to manage to actually stick to my goal and complete the 50,000 words? Last years post was about how to prepare your novel, this years post might be even more important than that one. How to prepare yourself for the task ahead. Now I would recommend you take my advice with a grain of salt (maybe even an entire salt-shaker…) because I obviously have no idea what I’m doing. However if I actually achieve my goal this year, it might be a worthwhile technique. Only time will tell.
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It’s been a while and turns out that since the last post, my one year bullet journal anniversary has come and gone! I started my first actual bullet journal on September 20th 2016 (I had dabbled with the system before but never actually stuck to it). Don’t worry, I am didn’t actually celebrate the fact that I was able to keep up with the planning system for an entire year but I did think that this would be a good time to reflect on my experience with it and show you how my style has progressed (spoiler alert! It has progressed A LOT)