Holy cow! The Design Your Cover Contest was a huge success! The covers were beautiful and I had a ton of fun clicking through them. You can enter until September 7th, and you can still vote! Scroll down to see the linky tool.
Now for today's post:
I'm averaging about an hour of writing a day (yay for me!). It's not the two hours I'm working toward, but hey, I can still be proud.
On the days when I do write for two hours, I reward myself by researching for my Nano novel. I'm chomping at the bit for November to come... what is it about new novels that makes them consume your soul?
I write at night, so reading about my Nano book is the last thing I do in the day and I fall asleep thinking about it. I wake up thinking about it, too. It sticks with me for the greater part of the day, and I have to use discipline to switch gears to the book I'm supposed to focus on.
I remembered something my mom told me back when she thought I should be a famous actress. (Boy, was that a long time ago.) She said when you need to memorize your script, read through it right before you go to bed because that's the best time to retain information.
I heard that about studying, too.
I decided to read through Sacred Fire last thing before I go to bed to help keep my focus. So far, it's working. Sacred Fire is the first thing I think about in the morning.
Have you ever tried this before? If so, did it help?