Posts Tagged ‘ 10 Minute Novelists ’

Win a $1,000 Manuscript Critique!

This weekend the 10 Minute Novelists kicked off an online auction to help plan their first-ever conference – to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio (2018). If you're not already a part of this fantastic online group... what are you waiting for? Seriously, they've got the best online community I've found in my years searching for lively writing groups, and they sponsor annual events like the 365 Continue Reading...

5K Walk/Run/Write Challenge 2017

This weekend is the 10 Minute Novelists' semi-annual 5K Walk/Run/Write Challenge, and I wanted to chronicle my adventure! The basic gist of this challenge is that participants must either walk or run a 5K course (you can plot your own course, run/walk on a treadmill or elliptical machine, or join an official race depending on your circumstances) AND write 5,000 (i.e. 5K) words within the same Continue Reading...

Out with the old: Reflections on 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, and thoughts of New Year's Resolutions begin to fill my head, I thought I'd take a look back on some of my accomplishments from the past year. Here are some fun stats from 2016... Personal Bests by Word Count in 2016 (By Month) [author_list style="star"] January 19 - 1,236 words, with 14,665 words total for the month February 13 - 1,414; 17,546/month Continue Reading...

15 minutes to write: GO!

Today is Martin Luther King Day, which means (for those of us in the U.S., anyway), it's a day off. Ignoring the fact that I'm a freelancer, which means EVERY day is a work day, this means that you've got a full 24 hours to devote to your writing. So go grab a timer, and set it for 15 minutes, and let's write! I'm doing this now, because I've got 15 minutes left before Sunday flips over Continue Reading...

The first rule of 365K Club is…

Oddly enough the first rule of 365K Club is not "Don't talk about 365K Club," so here goes! The first – and only – rule of 365K Club is to write every day. For a year. 365 days = 365,000 words. This simple sounding idea is what attracted me. Even though I'm a professional writer, I don't necessarily write every day. I tend to take weekends off. I don't always work on the same Continue Reading...