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NaNoWriMo and Something Extra

Happy November! You know what that means! It’s National Novel Writing Month again! Are you in? I’ve got a couple of suggestions to boost your productivity and achieve your writing aspirations, and other social media news that’s fun.

NaNoWriMo has received some criticism over the years from detractors, but most of those objections are, frankly, kind of snooty. When you create your free profile at nanowrimo.org, you’re signing up to be part of an encouraging writing blitz. Writing is a lonely business, so it’s nice to be part of a community focused on getting a first draft done (or at least much closer to the finish line).

I like their metrics best. It’s easy to log your daily word count and track your progression. Track anything (weight, time, word count), and you will make more progress toward your goals than if you’d gone all loosey-goosey.

I’m doing something extra this year.

I’m looking for more interaction with readers and other writers, so you’ll find me in two new places.

Every day I post to TikTok about the writing life. It’s this blog, but faster. I’ve got productivity hacks, book recommendations, my latest news, my struggles with Amazon, and an ongoing series on what I wish I had known when I started publishing independently twelve years ago.

Come visit me in my blanket fort

on TikTok @therealchazzchute.

But wait! There’s more!

For the month of November, each day at 10:30 a.m. EDT, I’ll be hosting writing sprints for two hours. Between sprints, I’ll be glad to chat and answer questions. We’re going to get a lot done.

Find me on Twitch.

I am RChazzChute.

Today will be my first time streaming on Twitch, so come on over and let’s get some momentum rolling.

~ Find links to all my books at AllThatChazz.com. I write suspenseful, twisty, and twisted apocalyptic epics with heart and killer crime thrillers with muscle. Enjoy!

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#SPRT: Write more, faster (plus, a secret identity is revealed)

Tonight, Thursday January 29th, 2015 on the Self-publishing Roundtable, our guest will be super-author and publisher Mat Morris. He types 100-150 words a minute. He leaps over crazy goals in a single bound. 

He’s the nut who wrote 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo IN A SINGLE DAY.

Then he did it twice more!

It’s time to reveal the truth about Mat Morris.

Mat Morris is The Flash!

Clearly, this is the right guy to talk to about productivity. We’ll also cover cool tech tools, making metrics work for you and how to use your limited writing time most efficiently. Everybody needs to see this one.

Mat’s also doing cool experiments, naked and in public.

When he broke the code on writing NaNoWriMo within 24 hours, he livestreamed it and invited the world to watch. This year, he’s going to be doing the same thing all the time, making his writing life transparent. (Ahem, that’s what I meant by naked.)

Mat Morris really breaks down the process on how you can write more books this year by following his strategies, his tactics and his example.

I’ve been recruited as a guest host this week. My function is to…um…I think I’m supposed to make jokes with author Xavier Granville while Mat glowers at us. Author Michelle Read runs the chat room, fires your questions at the guest and generally looks concerned. This will be a fun one.

See you tonight at 10 PM EST!

~ The last All That Chazz Podcast under the old format is up. It’s over and yet (insert tired metaphor of a phoenix rising from the ashes) it isn’t over.

UPDATE: And now the new fast and fun incarnation of the podcast is up! I’m going back to my roots with the new format.

You can check out the podcast, old and new, at AllThatChazz.com and subscribe while you’re there for updates, ARCs and deals. Don’t forget, there’s also the Cool People Podcast which keeps rolling on at CoolPeoplePodcast.com. Make it a happening day, fellow babies!

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