My 4 NaNoWriMo Tips

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has started (yay) and what made this even more special, rain has finally arrived. Rain is here

Brainstorm

Take a bit of time to just brainstorm your idea. Write how you see the story starts and how it might end. Knowing how it will end, will help you when you get a bit stuck (this mostly happen, somewhere in the middle of the month). After you have the beginning and end, throw some adventure on the hero’s way 😀 This is by far my favorite thing to do besides the writing itself of course, lol.

Silence your editor

Yes, we all know this one and it’s hard not to stop and edit that word, or that annoying scene. But don’t! Leave your wonderful editor aside and remember, now you just write, nothing more. Just write.

Write in short bursts

Most nanowrimos can tell you that writing in short burst of 15-25 minutes, can truly help you write faster and just put you the right mood for writing. There’s nothing else in the world but your writing in those 15-25 minutes. Here you can use nano words sprints on Twitter, use an app like the Pomodoro or just put a timer on. This just makes things more manageable and less overbearing.

Community

Nano is not just a sprint to the finish line, it’s also lots of fun. There is so much power in the Nano community, that I urge you to look on Their site for some buddy friends, on twitter and all the social media, you are following. I love the Nano community so much ❤

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Enjoy this time, get inspired and have fun with your writing. 

That’s all for now and I will keep writing and update throughout NaNoWriMo. I will not be doing nano every day, but I still hope to achieve the 50K goal. I did put in my planner some writing day, as I call them. So far today my word count is 3K of writing and 4 pages of edit 😀 I guess it’s ok for now, lol.

How was your first day of Nano?

As always thank you so much for reading ❤

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Monthly Update

Happy Thursday everyone, I hope you are all having a great week 🙂

October is almost ending (yay), and I really wanted to give you some updates on what is going on with me 😀

Home

As soon as we got home from Rome, we received a phone call. We had a family emergency, so we did a quick wash for our clothes from Rome and drove to Tel-Aviv. We stayed there for the entire holiday of Rosh Hashana. After the holiday, my mom had a few doctor appointments, so it was a busy week.

After that, I got really sick (and still am) and there was a huge holiday of Sukkot (which is finally over, yay). This month was so crazy and busy, that Rome really feels as if it was years ago, lol. Mom did such an awesome job on the decorations for the Sukkah, so proud of her

Mom is starting school in a few days and I really need to feel strong enough, so I can take her and be with her. She (and I) is going to learn Psychology and Economics on Sundays and Arabic on Thursday. I think we are both getting excited to learn a few new things and I started organizing my new backpack with some school supplies (yay) 😉

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Me

I think I am sick for almost the entire month, lol (so annoying). I’ve been coughing none stop. I took antibiotics for a week, but I am still coughing like crazy. This week things got a bit worst when I’m coughing, at the end, I have a choking feeling, that really scared me. So on Tuesday this week, I went to my doctor and she thinks (just as we started to think) that what I have is called a Whooping Cough. So I’ve started taking new antibiotics and I really hope it will help 🙂

Writing/Editing

Sadly here I have no news. I did manage to edit a few pages and wrote a bit, but as I got sicker I mostly slept the days away. I miss my writing and even the editing, lol. NaNoWriMo is almost here, but as things are today, I don’t think I will be able to do it. But I still have high hope of doing some kind of writing and editing throughout the month of November (wish me luck).

Blog

While I was sick and feeling more down (I’ve been sleeping a lot these days), I didn’t notice that my blog had its second-year anniversary 😀

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Omg, thank you so much, everyone and thank you for sticking with me, even when I’m not blogging as much as I used to  ❤ I can’t believe that I am blogging for more than two years (yay). No matter if I blog a lot or not, blogging truly changed my life for the better ❤

That is all for this month’s update, how was your month so far?

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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Quarterly Goals

I hope everyone is having a great Tuesday 🙂

If you want to know what Quarterly Goals are and see how I did in my April-June Quarterly Goals Recap. The only reason I dropped June from the past goals because I talked with a few friends and we set up a new plan for June 😉

I and a few other girls are doing “Nano style” in July and August, so at June, we plan. I’m planning to “Nano Edit” on July and August while the others are doing the writing. I’ve talked with my mom and hubby about this and I am so happy that they are being so supportive of the idea, even if it means that I won’t be with them as much as usual 😉 Thank you so much for this… It means the world for me ❤

So here are my new goals for June – August 😉

  1. Organize the house and De-clutter.
  2. Retype notes, final outline and organize them.
  3. Finish all book reviews I need to do.
  4. Print the final outline and the entire book.
  5. Start “Nano Edit” in July.
  6. Blog when I can (but at least once a week) 😉
  7. Finish July’s “Nano Edit” with half the book edited.
  8. Don’t let others take my time (less of a goal and more of a reminder).
  9. Start “Nano Edit” in August.
  10. Finish August’s “Nano Edit”.
  11. Finish editing the entire book 😀
  12. In these 2.5 months Find an editor!!! (I always say I will find one, lol, but I let time pass me by).
  13. Keep Journaling, even on those stressful days 😉
  14. Reach 850 followers on twitter 😉
  15. Buy new frames.
  16. Re-organize our bookshelves (they are in a huge mess right now).

Well, these are my new goals. As you see, I have fewer goals this time and they are much more specific 😀 With a bit of luck I will be able to accomplish most of them. I am very excited about these goals and that I have the power to claim this time just for my writing ❤ I can’t wait to start.

I hope you are all doing great with your goals and with what you wish to accomplish. Remember! As long as you try, you are already far ahead in your path. I am so proud of you

Thank you so much for reading ❤

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Weekly Round Up

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Happy Sunday to all my wonderful readers and fellow bloggers,

My week was crazy and hectic, it seems as time goes by, my days get more hectic by the minute, lol (oh well). NaNoWriMo has ended and it felt so amazing to win and write so much in so little time (still buzzed about it). It’s been a bit hard to juggle my work as a writer with hubby, mom, home, and blogging.

I am still working on my future blog posts and scheduling everything just right.I took my first plan I talked about before. I am trying to take into consideration all the things I need to do and want to achieve 😀

So.. let’s go back to today’s recap of what’s been happening on Coffee n’ Notes this week. Sorry that I haven’t posted much this week, things will slowly go back to normal (I hope).

Friday Musing

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After a busy week, just enjoying my time and resting, while still feeling buzzed and inspired by NaNoWriMo 😀

I Won NaNoWriMo (Woo-Hoo)

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NaNoWriMo this November was so hard (harder than I ever remembered, lol), but I enjoyed every second of it and I learned so much. Just the learning itself was worth all the hectic and madness 😉

I hope you are all enjoying your Sunday and taking a little time to rest and do the things you love ❤

As always, thank you so much to you all for your wonderful support and your lovely comments, they always make me smile and feel tons better.

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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Friday Musing

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It’s Friday 😀 I am so happy that the weekend has arrived and soon Sunday will come… Which means only one thing for me… Writing time (Yay) ❤

I hope you are all having a nice day and maybe even restful Friday 😉

Well, this week the only thing that truly made me happy and Inspired me a lot was winning NaNoWriMo. It made me think a lot of my writing, blogging and all the other things I need and want to do.

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Next week there are many things happening and the week after that (okay… this entire month, lol, is extremely busy). This weekend I plan on doing a lot of organizing and cleaning around the house, all so I can do only one thing on Sunday… To write!

That is all for now, keeping it sweet and short 😉 Don’t be shy to share what are your plans for this weekend? or even for the next week 😀

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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I Won NaNoWriMo (Woo-Hoo)

Hello to all my wonderful readers,

I am so happy and feeling on the top of the world right now… I Wrote 7,584 words today and my total words is 50,84 words (I am so happy, that I had to share, lol) 😀 ❤

I won NaNoWriMo (OMG).

The moment I went over the 50K I kept writing, but with so many screaming, lol, of Yay and Omgosh (for real) and tons of happy tears (I’m crazy… I know, but I don’t care).

As soon as I validated the word count and I saw that I got the certificate and the wonderful song they’ve made for us, that felt sooo amazing (and I’m still high on that feeling, lol). I kept writing just until I hit the 10K again, lol so now my total is 52,500 words (had to finish a few things).

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This NaNoWriMo was harder than I remembered ever being before. I wrote almost 30K in 3 days, lol, which was insane or me, but that was the only time I had for myself to just write. I’ve learned so much about myself, my writing but most importantly, about what I can do in just a few hours of being alone with my Rainy Mood and my laptop (LOL) ❤

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With all that is happening in my life right now, I really couldn’t believe that I will win this year, but I did it (I am so happy) 😀

If you are still writing on the race to win Nano, go and write!

Here are a few tips from what I’ve learned this year

  • Don’t think, just write! This is not the novel you will send out, lol. This Novel can be rubbish with tons of great potential, so don’t think of how it is right now and just keep on writing.
  • Write anywhere. I mean it, anywhere. In the car, the tube, the bus. While you wait for something or someone. On the laptop, with pen and paper, on the phone. Anywhere and with anything, as long as you write 😀
  • Push yourself as much as you can to write faster and faster. You can rest and sleep after it’s all done 😉

About the resting part, well… Sadly for me, I don’t have much time to rest, lol. In just a few hours, tomorrow will become a new month and with it comes so many things: Hubby’s Birthday ❤ Start Wars ❤ Book Reviews ❤ Lots of appointments to go with my mom (Busy Bee) and… I need to keep on writing and start my content editing as well (Yay me) 😀

How is your Nano? Are you far behind or close to the finish line? Did you win this year’s NaNoWriMo? What are your plans after NaNoWriMo? Can’t wait to read your thoughts and plans ❤

Remember that even if you are behind, you can still win… Just write those words… fast! Even if you know you can’t win, keep writing, something amazing can come out of it. If you won… Congrats, that is so awesome 😀

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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Random Ramblings

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Happy Sunday to you all,

I hope you all had (or still having) a wonderful Sunday ❤ My plan for today was to write. That is all, lol, just write as much as I can and as fast as I can 😀

Sorry for the long absence here, I wasn’t feeling very good and I barely had any moment to just sit and write to you. I think I was not feeling well due to massive exhaustion, which led me to add half a pill more to my daily dosage, lol.

All is better now. I have rested well, wrote a lot and tried (very poorly) to overcome the hurricane of a mess in my house.

Nano is almost over and I had only two days to finish Nano with the minimum of 50,000 words. Yesterday I was at 32,000 and today I wrote like the wind, lol, bringing my total words to 42,500

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(I wrote 10.5K words today, omg)

I do hope that tomorrow I will be able to sit down and write the rest of the words I need to WIN NaNoWriMo (Oh yeah) 😀

This month was so busy, but I was able to make a small writing plan for the next year, only this time it will go nicely (I hope) with all that I need to do. I’ve also changed my business plan, tweaked it a bit, so it will fit better with my hectic everyday life, lol.

I bought a few books, read a few online articles, blog posts and saw a few YouTube videos (you know, research), all so that they will help me plan better and think better of what I want and how I want to achieve it.

After Nano I am going go back to the first manuscript and start my content editing, I hope not to find many plot holes, lol 😀

I hope you are all enjoying your day and if you are doing Nano, I hope you are motivated to finish (so go back to your writing now, lol) and to all that Won Nano, congrats to you all, that is such a wonderful achievement 🙂

I can’t wait…

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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Random Ramblings

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Hello all, I hope you are all having a beautiful and nice Thursday 😉

I am writing this from my car, while I’m waiting for my mom and I felt like sharing a few random things from my day and week. This week was so busy, I barely had any time to take a deep breath. I was out every day from the early mornings until the late evenings and even though I am more than tired, it was a good week. I even had some time to find a few of the things I wanted (office supplies mostly).

Today though, I woke up with some sniffles and dry throat so I really hope I didn’t catch something. I really don’t have the time to be sick, lol. This month is so busy, busy, busy that I can’t lose a day to illness, lol.

Nano is not moving forward so far, but I guess Sundays will be my huge writing days and I am okay with that. If I can write 10K in one day, maybe… just maybe I can write more, lol, but my plan is to write this Friday night as well, so will see how it goes 😉

Today hubby and I are finally going to see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. (Woot Woot )  I am more than excited and giddy about this movie that I can’t wait to see it 😀 I can finally see how they’ve made the ending ♡ I love the books so much and I’ve re-read them for each movie that came out (so you know I’m a fan, lol).

I hope you all well and enjoying a relaxing evening and I will share more pictures on my Instagram, while we wait for the movie to start

As always, thank you so much for reading my ramblings ❤

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Weekly Round Up {Coffee n’ Notes}

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I must say that I am extremely proud of myself today. I may not have reached my goal of 12K-14K (today is not over yet, lol), but I have written so much and so fast that I am not that behind on my word count as I was before.

When I saw that I went over the 10K today, 10,650 words to exact, lol, I felt better and let myself relax a bit, cook a nice dinner for both hubby and me and even though I feel a bit burned out by all the massive writing, it felt amazing to be so close to the 25K.

I am now at 24,200 (Yey) and that was my Sunday so far 😀

I hope you are all having a nice day and if you are doing NaNoWriMo, I hope you had a very productive writing. So Back to this post, lol. Here’s a short recap of this week’s posts featured at Coffee n’ Notes. Grab yourself a nice beverage (mine is strawberry and banana tea, yummy), make yourself comfortable and have fun reading 😉

Nano Update {Week Two}

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It’s the second week of NaNoWriMo is over and it was a hard week for me to sit down and write. Go see how I did and learn of my new goals 😀

Friday Musing

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I love my Fridays so much and I wait (not so) patiently for the next Friday to come. This week I didn’t have any specific musing, as it was a very busy week, but I kept my head in the game (the NaNoWriMo game) and set myself a huge goal.

The Fireworks Book Tag

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I wasn’t tagged to do this tag, but I really enjoyed doing it. Anytime I can blab on book is a great way to pass the time 😀

As always, thank you so much to you all for your wonderful support and your lovely comments. They always make me smile and feel tons better. I hope your day will continue to be amazing and restful 🙂

Thank you so much for reading ❤

Galit

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Nano Update {Week Two}

It’s a wonderful Saturday, full of rest 😉

I hope you are all having a nice and relaxed day/weekend.

I woke up late today and hubby put some episodes we missed throughout the week and it was so much fun to catch up, eat junk food and enjoy the day ❤

If you missed my first NaNoWriMo Update and want to see how it went, just click here 🙂

This Nano update sadly will be very short, lol. I barely wrote a single word this week and as I wrote in the previous post of Friday Musing I plan to do a massive writing on Sunday (12K-14K), so wish me luck because I will surely need it, lol.

Days 8+9+10 I didn’t write at all, so I stayed on the same word count of 11,150.

Days 11+12 I wrote just a few small scenes, but didn’t update my nano site.

Day 13 I came back home very tired but still thought of the scenes I wrote the day before and started to elaborate on them and the words just flew smoothly (2400 words). Making me jump a bit on my word count to 13,550.

Day 14 (Today) Haven’t written anything yet and I don’t think I will write today at all.

Tomorrow I need to be on the 25K, so that is why I plan to do only 1 thing tomorrow and it’s to write. Just write as much as I can, from 7am – 16pm and hopefully reach my goal by then. I don’t like being behind on my words but with all I have to do throughout the week, I guess it was unavoidable.

If you’re doing Nano, I hope you are having a productive writing and to everyone else, I hope your day is going great as well 😀

As always, thank you so much for reading ❤

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