The final month of the year has arrived. It’s amazing how time flies. This month is the chance to tackle any of your remaining 2019 goals. The important thing to remember is to not burn yourself out. While it’s nice to get everything accomplished, sometimes we have to accept that there simply isn’t enough time for it all. Especially with the holidays coming up, we tend to be a bit stretched thin this month. Your December goals should be reasonable, while still aiming to get stuff done before the new year. Before I share my December goals, let’s take a moment to look back onRead More →

NaNoWriMo has come to an end! Wow, those thirty days just flew by. Well, some of them flew by, others dragged on and on. Some were great, others not so much. That’s all a part of attempting to write 50,000 words in such a short period of time. With every NaNoWriMo that I participate in, I learn a bit more about myself, my writing and what I am capable of. Not every year is a success. Last year, was an utter failure. Over the course of this NaNoWriMo, I have shared updates on where I have been at. It’s now time for the NaNoWriMo 2019Read More →

I’m really becoming a fan of subscription boxes. Once a month, a box arrives at your door filled with goodies. Boxes that give you snacks are the best. The November Japan Crate recently arrived and I was so excited to dive into it. This is my first experience with Japan Crate. Like other Japanese snack subscription box, Japan Crate is full of different candies, treats and a drink from Japan. Each month contains new items. As a bonus, the pamphlet includes information on events happening in Japan for the month plus a few Japanese phrases to learn. This is great, as I have made itRead More →

Have you heard of Tokyo Treat? It’s a monthly subscription service that sends you candy and snacks from Japan! Japan has such a huge variety of unique snacks, With this subscription box, you can experience a number of those snacks each month and get a taste of Japan at home. The November 2019 Tokyo Treat is my first experience with Tokyo Treat. I was so excited to dive into this box of snacks. My husband got me a three-month subscription to Tokyo Treat as a Christmas gift, so I will be reviewing all of the boxes that I get. Interested in Tokyo Treat? Sign upRead More →

We are about two-thirds of the way through NaNoWriMo! Time is flying by! The word count is piling up and a story is forming. Or at least that’s what should be happening. Everyone’s NaNoWriMo experience is different. Some may be ahead on word count and others may be behind. There may be novels coming to an end or several projects in the works. If you have managed to stay on track, then you should have hit 35007 words now. If you are there, I congratulate you on sticking with it! If you are behind, I congratulate you on every single word you have written soRead More →

The second week of NaNoWriMo has come to an end. The path to 50,000 words is nearly half over. This means, that if you are on track, you should have written 23,338 words so far! Even if you haven’t reached that point yet, I want to say you are doing a great job! Keep writing and you will get there. The second week of NaNoWriMo tends to be fairly smooth for writers, as they have hit the writing rhythms. Let’s all take a moment to relax, stretch out our fingers, get a drink and check to see how NaNoWriMo 2019 Week 2 treated us. MuchRead More →

Subscription boxes have been on my radar to try for a while. With so many different options to choose from, it can be really hard to decide which one to get. I was in that exact boat for a while, but then I discovered Bokksu. What is Bokksu? Bokksu is a monthly subscription service that creates themed boxes around traditional Japanese snacks. Each month highlights a different area and their unique treats, pairing them with a tea. The November 2019 Bokksu is my first experience with subscription boxes and I was completely excited to experience the taste of Japan. The November 2019 Bokksu allows youRead More →

Can you believe that we are already a week into NaNoWriMo? The time sure is flying by! How are my fellow participants doing? Are you remembering to take breaks, stay hydrated and see to your other needs? Finding a balance between writing and life can be difficult, but hopefully, you have taken plenty of steps to make sure you are keeping up with everything outside of writing. Now that NaNoWriMo 2019 Week 1 has come to an end and it’s time to do a word count check. Let’s break down the week of writing. NaNoWriMo 2019 Week 1 Day 1 I don’t know about otherRead More →

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November is here! I can’t believe it. This month completely snuck up on me. Despite this, I am ready and eager to tackle another month of goals. The last few months of the year always seem to fly by, but they are also some of the busiest. These are the months I rush to get all of our winter prep done. Despite this, I am still focused on setting and knocking out as many goals as I can each month. I know November will be fairly busy, but even so, I have set up a good number of goals for the month. Before I shareRead More →

NaNoWriMo has arrived! A month-long challenge to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. Day 1 of NaNoWriMo is the most important and often the most dreaded day of the month. But this does not mean that you are on the verge of failure. A few simple tricks will keep you going strong. The novel that is inside of you wants to come out and NaNoWriMo is your opportunity to do just that. Do not let the pressure of the first of writing stop you from reading your writing goals. Day 1 of NaNoWriMo Though the challenge spans thirty days, by far the hardest dayRead More →