My NaNoWriMo: Round 6, Week 2

My NaNoWriMo Round 6, Week 2 via KLWightman.com
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Week 2 of National Novel Writing Month—and it already feels like an entire month! This week, I’ve written thousands of words, discovered a writing strategy to keep me on track and am surprised by how well this story is shaping (even though several rounds of edits are in my future).

So, what have I been up to this week when it comes to My NaNoWriMo?


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5 Things Not to Focus on When Writing Your First Draft

5 Things Not to Focus on When Writing Your First Draft via KLWightman.com
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Congratulations! You have decided to embark on writing the first draft of your story.

There’s a good chance that you’ve been on this journey before. You tried writing another story that didn’t go as planned. And by planned, I mean writing the story from start to finish.

That’s why you’re reading my blog post. Because you want to get it right this time.

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4 Ways You Can Be Creative on Command

4 Ways You Can Be Creative on Command via KLWightman.com
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Sometimes, creativity is a choice. You miraculously have the afternoon free to take on your creative project, be it writing, painting, crafts or whatever else lets you be expressive.

Sometimes, creativity is not a choice. You have more days than not in your career where a creative solution from you is needed either minutes before the end of the day or at a high-peak, high-stress moment.

That’s why I wrote this blog post.

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Making Camp NaNoWriMo Work When Life Doesn’t

Making Camp NaNoWriMo Work When Life Doesn't via KLWightman.com
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Here’s how Camp NaNoWriMo goes for me: I pick out a writing project that I’m psyched to write, yet I find myself with the mantra “I’ll start it tomorrow” because of work and family commitments and errands until I find myself with the month over and no words written.

Has this happened to you?

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