Weekly Express

Since I tend to spend way too much time reading other writer's blogs, I thought I would deliver some of the better ones I find.  Here are this weeks articles delivered by the Weekly Express:

Feel free to share your own links to anything you stumbled across recently.


2012 Writing Goals

After enjoying the responses to my previous post and looking through other writer's articles I tried to decide on a few realistic goals.  I wanted to set attainable goals in order to challenge myself, but not so hard as to become discouraged.  Here is what I've settled on:

  • Finish writing and editing of my NaNoWriMo 2011 novel before NaNoWriMo 2012
  • Write one short story a month
  • Submit one short story a month
  • Write one piece of flash fiction a month
  • Submit one piece of flash fiction a month
  • Regular posts at least three times a week on this blog
  • Maintain at least 1000 words/day of fiction
  • Read 26 new books this year.  Low I know, but like I said I don't want to over commit
I'll see how this goes with my crazy schedule, it may need to be adjusted.  I think these are fair goals though.  I need the push without feeling overwhelmed.  Feel free to leave a comment with your goals or post a link.  I love seeing other writers lists.


How Do I Claim My NaNoWriMo discount for 50% Off Scrivener?

If you're wondering how to get your 50% discount on Scrivener, here is a quick how to.  It took me a while to find the answer and there were similar questions on the NaNoWriMo Forums, so I thought some may find this useful. Follow the steps below to get the Scrivener sale price. Remember if you don't qualify return here to still get your Scrivener Coupon Code worth 20% off!

  • Go to the NaNoWriMo website.
  • Log in using your username and password
  • The first link on the brown navigation bar is My NaNoWriMo.  Hover over this and select Dashboard.
  • Now scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  • On the bottom right is a section labeled Winner Prizes. Click their link.
  • Now you should reach the page with your various winnings.
  • Scroll to the bottom and find the Scrivener coupon code.  Highlight the code, right click and Copy.
  • For the Scrivener Mac OS X version click here and paste your coupon code.
  • For the Scrivener Windows version click here and paste your coupon code.
  • Either version will be $20 after discount!
  • Your coupon code is good until October 1, 2012, but the sooner the better.
  • Now fall in love with Scrivener!

Like I said, not the easiest task to find your reward.  Though being able to snag Scrivener for 50% off is a huge bargain!

If you didn't participate or compete in NaNoWriMo and would still like a discount on Scrivener use this 20% Scrivener Coupon Code.


Have You Set Any Goals For 2012?

Sorry for the month long absence. I took a much needed family vacation (for them and me). NaNoWriMo 2011 was a
great experience, but it burned me out a bit. I am looking forward to editing what I wrote and finishing the story. I am excited now to be back writing. I am setting my writing goals for 2012 and would be interested if anyone already has theirs? Have you posted your 2012 goals anywhere? I would love to read what others have planned for this year.
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