Hey everyone! During writer’s group last night we got into a discussion about writing techniques and came across a topic I thought was worth exploring.

The importance of carrying a concealed weapon at all times?

No, Kaltor. I meant a life lesson to help us become more productive with our time. Plus we aren’t allowed firearms on campus.

Who said anything about guns? Plastic knifes are great for skipping past metal detectors, and they have wonderful penetration…

Enough! Anyways, we are approaching November, the National Writing Month in which writers are challenged to complete a 50,000 word novel between November 1st and November 30th. We were discussing the challenges and difficulties facing writers when it comes to writing in general, and I came to a realization. 50,000 words sounds like a lot, but if you’re writing 6 days a week all month, it breaks down to about 2,000 words per day. Now THAT figure sounds a lot more manageable. But even if you aren’t into writing, picture that talent or project you’ve never quite committed yourself to. What could you do with 15 – 30 minutes per day? Over the course of a year you might be surprised how quickly it all adds up! For example, 250 words a day (one page) comes to a 90,000 word novel by the end of the year. So let your imagination stir a bit and picture a new skill you’ve wanted to acquire, you might be surprised what you can accomplish with it, even if you only put 15 minutes into it over the course of the next year.