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Ep 6.01 - LIVE! Writing in the New Year

January 6, 2021

It's 2021 and with the new year brings new opportunities! Let's talk about them! Today's episode will focus on writing goals, motivation, and staying inspired! Join us!

Hosts: Josh Hayes, Scott Moon, C. Steven Manley

00:00 Opening remarks

-Discord server is up!

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-Keystroke Coffee is live!

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09:00 Weekly update—I Only Exist in an Office Edition

Josh: Finished Tranquility #1! Focused on writing and goals. Started a short story for an anthology and started a writing journal. KeyStroWriMo has started! Email Josh to get in on tracking your yearly wordcount. Trying to also improve his writing process.

Scott: Truck shopping! Setting a goal of 3,000 words a day. Finished Orphan Wars #1 with JN Chaney, working on the fourth Invasion Day novel and trying to fix major plot holes, working on a super-secret project, made a new (NEW!) spreadsheet, tweaking some advertising and marketing and personal goals.

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36:50 Main Event— LIVE! Writing in the New Year

-Josh is still listening to House to House: A Soldier's Memoir by Sgt. David Bellavia

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-Scott recommends Mosul and argues SWAT is somewhat universal and the reaction to a mistake where a character was shot by accident.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9252468/

-Reminds Josh of accuracy that he saw in Den of Thieves

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1259528/

-Stumbling blocks from 2020 to overcome in 2021.

-Josh changing his workflow because of moving and such.

-Changing up his production; maybe stream writing or do a morning show.

-Segue that Scrivener 3 for Windows is still not released.

-Scott is changing some eating habits.

-Using finite energy to dedicate to writing.

-Continue to dedicate time to writing and not wait for motivation.

-Developing a habit over time, rather than sprinting large numbers (500 words over 10 days is better than 5,000 words in one day and nothing in other 9).

-Goals need to be incremental and gradual.

-Building social media presence.

-Discussing concepts like blogging your novel.

-Don’t wear pants when you outline!

1:07:44 Closing remarks

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Writer’s Journey

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Storytelling

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