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Did I achieve my NaNoWriMo goals?

It’s the beginning of December today, which means the end of National Novel Writing Month. I’m very proud to say that I updated my wordcount for the final time on Saturday 28th November, writing 4,056 words that day and taking my total to 50,275, and exceeding my goal of 50,000. Then, in an exhausted haze […]

NaNoWriMo Update

Today, November 11th, is the 11th day of National Novel Writing Month, where writers and aspiring writers around the world commit to writing 50,000 words during the whole month. I’ve mentioned on my blog and social media before that this year I am taking part for the first time, so I’m coming to your screens […]

NaNoWriMo 2020

November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNWriMo. Each year, hundreds of thousands of writers take on the challenge of writing 50,000 word of a novel in the month of November. This year, for the first time, I am one of them. It’s day four of NaNoWriMo, and it’s safe to say I’ve found it […]

Self-care for busy people

What is self-care? Self-care is those essential actions that we take to look after our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. The exact components of self-care vary, but they might include things like remembering to brush our teeth, shower and wear clean clothes, as well as eating nutritious foods, drinking enough water and looking after our […]

How to exercise when you have absolutely no motivation

Motivation is great. That get-up-and-go, energising, inspiring feeling that makes you think you can conquer the world, your last-minute essay, your workout. But what happens when it’s not there? When your get-up-and-go has got up and gone, when you’re staring at a blank page 6 hours before the deadline, when you know you should exercise […]

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