I love posting over at the award-winning blog, Writers in the Storm. They have a plethora of wonderful resources for writers on writing craft and more, and they allowed me to talk about one of my favorite things: Creative Well-Being and Writing Retreats. This one is especially timely with NaNoWriMo just around the corner!

Here’s a snippet of the post, and a link to read more!

In case you didn’t know, there’s a little thing called NaNoWriMo going on this month. It’s basically a month in which writers lose sleep, stop talking to their families, give up binge watching Netflix, and forget how to spell without Word’s autocorrect feature, all to meet a challenging word count of 50,000 words in 30 days. So, we’re writing a novel in a month.

A really horrible, crappy novel. (I’m not talking about those gold-fingered mythological writers whose turds smell like lavender. You guys suck.)

It’s November 11. You are 11 days into NaNoWriMo and this is the point you start wondering:

What the crap kind of story am I writing?

You may be tempted (or have already fallen into temptation) to stop your forward movement and, gasp!, edit.

Don’t. And I’ll tell you why. 

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