Cramming for Finals

These past few weeks I’ve felt like I’m back in school cramming for a final in English class as I’ve typed furiously to turn my paper on time. I’ve found myself typing furiously on my phone in the most peculiar places so that I could get in my 5-10 minutes of words. A sigh of relief followed once I hit the post button.

I managed to keep up the daily writing but part of myself is struggling to hold onto the big novel. Having more than one muse hasn’t made my creative life easy. I’ve tried to create some structure and focus but there are times when I want to sit down to finish one of my novels and the artist comes out instead. The same thing happens when I wanted to create new art pieces and the voice of my inner writer ends up winning the arm wrestling contest.

This year I may not participate in NaNoWriMo because I’m trying to reach a goal for my online art pieces. I’m not too stressed because I know more books will follow. They might be in the form of illustrated books, graphic novels, or another series of shorts. At least, all this writing has helped with my posts and marketing.

I hope the rest of you out there get closer to your goal or goals before the end of the year. If you are participating in Preptober and NaNoWriMo, then start working on your list of to-do’s. Gather those outlines, use vision boards, and then get an early start. Use your 5-10 minutes today to start planning the next few months.

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~Yoon Ju

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I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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