It’s Going Down!

So, I need a way to pump up my writing.

Although school has slightly calmed down (officially done really soon!), I have started freelancing. This was a lovely idea for my wallet (the bills thank me for this) but I find that it tires me out against working on my novels.

I finished my first ever novel during my first Camp Nanowrimo. Therefore, I feel July is a good time to try it out again. I have decided to work on an awesome Middle Grade novel. I am hopeful that with great cabin mates I can really pump up my word camp and find the love for my writing again.

Stay tuned!

p.s. my camp name is pmccorkle (look me up!)

Why do you need a writing friend?

So I joined Twitter about a 18 months ago. It was one of the best decisions I made for my writing. It had nothing to do with all of those “writerly” quotes being tweeted (although those are great). It actually had to do with the writers I have interacted with.

I have found CPs, word sprint buddies, and blogging friends. We correct each other, offer advice, and most importantly encourage each other on our journeys.

So my Monday writer’s advice is simple: get some writer friends. It’s the best thing you can do for your career.

Goals update:
1. I have read 2 books and will have read at least 2 additional books by the end of the month.
2. I missed a week blogging but hope to post twice during one week before the month is over.
3. I have written about 1000 fresh words so I am on track for my 1500 word goal.
Happy Monday everyone:)

June Goals (And May Update)

The end of May proved a good time for rest. As I transition into a new position, the time at home has given me the chance to truly clear my mind. I have gotten perspective on things that need revision and a new project. And I have read MANY books (so exciting)!

As for my goals, May was horrible. I did not post regularly to the blog, I almost achieved my 1500 new words goal on my MG book, and I did not revise the PB.

So with all of that said, I have set the following goals for June:

1. Read at least 3 more books. I have missed reading and it’s really the most beneficial thing for writers.

2. 1500 fresh words towards the MG book. I like keeping the word count goals low for now. I’m working on not trying to push the process and let creativity flow.

3. Try to blog at least once a week.

What’s on your plate for June? Share in the comments below!