Now, if you don’t know, please know that I am a student. This is my last semester and it’s my hardest in that I’m juggling work, class time, and writing all in one. But, what I’ve found to be my greatest challenge is staying motivated to blog through it all.

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Many of my avid readers know that I typically am able to queue about a million posts in advanced in order to get through the month and then add more poetry as I go. Well, September hasn’t been so promising when it comes to my work so I’ve been lagging. But, more than that, I know that there are other bloggers out there who have been struggling with staying on top of things, as well. In fact, my numbers for the month of September has dropped so low that I’m embarrassed.

So, I made this post for every blogger who is doing this alone and trying to stay motivated to keep going.


Step 1: Remember Why You Started

People all over the world start blogging for many different reasons, but your reason is unique because it is yours. I remember when I first came up with the idea to blog and my main drive was to be able to leverage book sales straight from my website, that same fire is what keeps me up during hours of the night creating a post for tomorrow, even if I’ve neglected some homework assignment.

Again, your reason is unique to you. Your blog isn’t going to run itself so if you can just find it within yourself to write another post or read someone else’s work you’re doing the world a good deed. That’s more than what you were asked to do the day before.


Step 2: Find Inspiration

Ironically, I wouldn’t be here writing this if it weren’t for the Nicki Minaj and Cardi B drama. As I was scrolling down and going through YouTube’s many tunnels I found that they inspired me to keep trying. It isn’t many black women creating novels, writing movies, or even blogging alone in their beds at four in the morning. However, I am here, and they are there so something has to be given back out into the world if nothing. Watching Cardi B throw her shoe at Nicki Minaj opened the door to come on here today to tell you that your inspiration can come from anywhere. Mine, it so happened to have come from my culture. Tell me about yours.


Step 3: Queue, Queue, and Queue Some More

I know I said previously that I haven’t been able to write, let alone queue posts, but if you can find three minutes within your day to draft up 500 words you’re that much closer to creating work for the next two days. That work is better than nothing else. Your readers want to read, so give them something, days in advance, this way you aren’t stressed out. As for me, I’m getting back into the swing of things, slowly but surely.


Step 4: Just Do It

Your blog can’t be your blog if you don’t do it. So, do it.

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Okay, so let’s clear up the rumors. It doesn’t take eight years to write a book, especially, not a novella. People seem to forget that novellas are books too. A novella typically contains anywhere from 20,000-45,000 words while average novels are 46,000-75,000 words. For the sake of this post, I’m going to share with you the ten easiest steps to writing a novella in just thirty days. This book that we are creating is going to be 45,000 words and will take you one month if you follow this plan.

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Author of the Day includes Sarah Robinson-Hatch, a student that has a lot of books that she wishes could be read. Sarah’s writing style is quirky, fun, and personable. There’s no way you can not read her words because her personality is all throughout them. If you like to be exposed to new books Sarah is amazing at that as she runs a book club known as the YA Room while keeping you up to date on her blog known as Written Word Worlds. I invite you to get to know Sarah and read the article below!

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For most people, this is what writing feels like. It’s like swimming through snow only to reach nowhere important. I’ve been meaning to create this article for a while now, people have been asking me, “how do I get better at this?” Well, I have five huge tips to help you start writing more, better, and consistently. (keyword here is start, I never said finish)giphy.gif

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