Monday, January 12, 2015

Writing Motivation for the New Year

Need some motivation or guidance? I found a few writerly things going around that may help!

Today, the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood's group blog (started by former RWA Golden Heart nominees) is beginning their Winter Writing Festival. This is open to all genre of writers. Set your own goals and points system, then starting today through March 2, track your points, and find support with other writers to reach your goal. They're hosting writing sprints and check ins. I just signed up!

More info here Ruby Slippered Sisterhood Winter Writing Fest 2015

If tracking points and writing sprints are not your thing, the Insecure Writer's Support Group blog put together a helpful post on creating a writing schedule. This is a short, basic post with some great information!

IWSG: Have a Schedule Yet? ... Write Already!

Even more options! The Communicate Resources for Writers blog list includes ROW80 (round of words in 80 days), various off shoots of NaNoWriMo (there's one for poetry), and the A to Z blogging challenge.

If you just need a low key reading challenge, YA Buccaneers have a Wintry Mix challenge featuring winter-themed YA books.

What are you doing to stay motivated?


  1. Oof, I needed this post. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Fabulous links and resources! Sometimes I really struggle trying to write everyday, and sometimes I don't. I'm on a roll right now!

  3. I have a colour coded spreadsheet to fill in. I know that sounds a bit dull and geeky, but somehow it helps a bit.


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