My guest post today at the 85K Writing Challenge combines two topics close to my heart: writing and serenity. 5 Ways for a Writer to Recharge discusses the benefits of pausing during the writing process, to avoid burnout and gather fresh energy.
The 85K Writing Challenge is a wonderful, comprehensive program which kicks off the year with participants writing 85,000 words in 90 days (January, February and March). April is then a “finish” month, ideal for recharging (or possibly a little catchup for an unfinished draft). This is followed by cycles for editing and preparing to publish.
If you’ve been thinking of writing a novel, or you’ve started one but could use a little more structure and a wonderfully supportive community, I highly recommend you investigate the resources and timetable at this terrific site. And don’t forget that self-care is the secret to a long and productive writing career!