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Category: 2016

Have a Good Reason to Keep a Journal

A Reason To Journal Think about the benefits of journaling and decide what your personal reason is for writing in a journal. This is often a personal decision, such as wanting to figure out why your anxiety or depression has increased, or wanting to express your feelings in a way where you feel safe and not judged. Decide what your reason is, and it will motivate you to keep writing. Click here to view a journal for your writing. This link is for a journal I published. It’s simple and easy to use to help you find something to write. However, there are many journals in the marketplace to choose from.

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Motivate Yourself to Journal Daily

Journal Daily Knowing why you should journal is just the beginning; you then need to motivate yourself to keep up with it. It’s generally recommended that you write in your journal every day, but at least doing it on a regular basis can be helpful. Come back here for more articles on easy ways to motivate yourself to keep journal writing. Click here to view a journal for your writing. This link is for a journal I published. It’s simple and easy to use to help you find something to write. However, there are many journals in the marketplace to choose from.

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Write A Novel, says my muse. Not now, I say

I’m knee deep in writing. I’m almost done with the novel I’ve been writing for the past three years. In and amongst those years I spent one month (NaNoWriMo) writing a cozy mystery. I can’t edit or revise it until I finish my Women’s Fiction story— only two scenes left to write, then the draft will be done, woot, woot! I completed an outline and wrote part of the second novel in the cozy mystery series. But when I wasn’t looking I was inspired and outlined the third story for the series. I’ve had the opportunity to meet agents and pitch my Women’s Fiction Novel. With reluctance (I wasn’t confident with my idea) I pitched the Cozy Mystery. Both stories were liked by the agents. I was then in a dilemma; write a series in one genre or a stand alone in a different genre; one book or many… Pick one and fly, but you can’t do both. One agent asked if I have other works for the Women’s Fiction genre. No, absolutely no other ideas. I decide to finish my…

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