If you follow me on Facebook, you may know that I had surgery a couple weeks ago. I’ll be fine but I’ve had several post-surgical complications that have me homebound for awhile. And I’ll admit that these complications have somewhat overshadowed my writing habit and muddled my motivation. So when I discovered a free 4-day online conference called Write Anyway, it was perfect timing!
The conference had great advice from various speakers geared toward getting writers past the stumbling blocks to writing. Some of the topics included: getting past burnout to reclaim your creativity; overcoming writer’s block, fear, and procrastination; and so many other ways to boost creativity!
If you are looking for a free writing conference, I also recommend BookFest which is happening this weekend at https://www.thebookfest.com/. The first day is geared toward readers and the second day toward writers.
While I’m laid up at home, it’s nice having the option of listening to successful writers, editors and publishers about their experiences and the writing strategies that have worked for them even in tough times!
Despite what is going on with my health, I have committed to writing a novel for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo: https://nanowrimo.org/) in November. I’m trying out the paranormal romance genre, which I often read and watch, but have never written in. I’m excited for this new endeavor and between now and November 1, I’m doing some light outlining and character sketches. If you have ever participated in NaNoWriMo or plan to participate this year, I would love to hear about your project. Drop me a comment here, send an e-mail, or message me on social media!
And of course, if you haven’t read the Lucy Vaughn Mystery Series yet, October is the perfect time to curl up with a mystery!