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GIVEAWAY: Share Your Thoughts, Get Entered to Win An AlphaSmart NEO Word Processor

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by Jennifer on April 30, 2012

You probably read that headline and thought—what? A word processor? Who even uses those anymore?

But what you might not realize is word processors are amazing tools, especially for writers who procrastinate.

Word processors allow you to do one thing and one thing only: Write.

They are distraction-free, which makes them one hell of a tool for getting your writing done. What a great way to get your first draft out of your head and down on paper.

I just happen to have the perfect one. It’s an AlphaSmart NEO*.

And I’m giving it away to one lucky reader.

All you have to do is answer the following three questions in the comments below:

  1. What’s the biggest creativity challenge you have right now?
  2. What’s your biggest health goal for this year?
  3. What’s one problem relating to your writing, creativity and/or health that could use solving ASAP?

POST YOUR RESPONSE BY MAY 15, I’ll be randomly drawing the winner from all entrants that night.

What’s An AlphaSmart NEO?

It’s a cool word processor. Here are the features:

  • It runs on battery power—and you can get up to 700 hours of use before having to replace the batteries.
  • It’s wireless—since it runs on battery, you can take it anywhere you want to write
  • It’s easy to upload the text to your computer—once you’ve written on the NEO, you can hook it up to your computer and transfer the text over for second drafting.
  • You can change the font size and line count—custom settings allow you to write however works best for you

Why Would I Want To Enter To Win One?

Because you’ll get the following benefits:

  • A distraction-free way to write—NEO’s sole purpose is writing, making it pretty much impossible to do much else while you’re using it. That’s what makes it the perfect tool for a procrastinating writer!
  • Portability—since it uses battery power, you can travel with it like you would a laptop, only NEO is much, much lighter than a laptop and doesn’t heat up either.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, and good luck!

*This AlphaSmart NEO is circa 2008; it was given to me as a gift, but I had just purchased a new laptop. I only used this NEO twice; it’s in perfect condition and works great. The newer models are pretty much exactly the same as this one.

{ 36 comments }

1 Noel Polhemus April 30, 2012 at 12:08 pm

My biggest challenge right now is focusing on a project. I’m attending college right now, and college is a massive, consuming beast. It makes it impossible to establish any kind of routine, and sucks up all available time, so that it’s a struggle to get out a few thousand words per day. Because of this, I’ll get a little ways into a project then have to stop when classes get intense. When I revisit it several weeks later, I’ll have lost my momentum, and the temptation to start a new, exciting one is pretty heavy.

(Indeed, even if I ignore that and push through, I find that my writing voice keeps changing pretty drastically. This causes problems for the overall voice…)

Health is tied into that. If college consumes my writing time, you know it consumes time for working out and eating right. I find that planning ahead a little helps with getting healthy meals ready that I can just reheat and eat on the run. Charting out hours for me to get changed, work out, and then shower afterwards? And doing any kind of intensive workout on less than three hours of sleep? Not so easy, especially when my schedule changes so much.

So that’s my main issue. I’ve decided to prioritize writing and health above everything else after I get out of undergrad, and find a job somewhere that won’t require me to take much work home. But I still have one year left of this before I can graduate and move on.

2 Aisazia April 30, 2012 at 12:52 pm

The biggest creativity challenge I have is coming up with ideas to write down. With that problem I have a hard time figuring out how to end my stories. I guess overall the problem is coming up with good inspiration.

The biggest health goal is to go gluten-free since I have been diagnosed with a gluten sensitivity. I’ve been doing it a little at a time. Also I would like to try to get more active since I’ve been slacking at home.

A problem relating to my creativity is to get out of the house more to help keep me healthy and give me more inspiration for my writing/drawing. Hope that getting out more will help me in having more inspiration for my daily life and writing/drawing. 🙂

3 Daphne Gray-Grant April 30, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I ADORE my alpha neosmart. It is a fantastic tool and especially useful when I’m travelling. I’m going to get a laptop soon (I’ve been using my iPad remotely) but I’ll never let go of my neosmart. It’s so great for writing!

4 JoniB April 30, 2012 at 2:06 pm

What’s the biggest creativity challenge you have right now? Just putting my butt in the seat and writing.
What’s your biggest health goal for this year? Lose weight. I tend to eat when I’m bored.
What’s one problem relating to your writing, creativity and/or health that could use solving ASAP? I could be more mobile with my writing. I could take this device ANYWHERE and write. Away from the kitchen, the house, a building. I would love to write in the park. **sigh**

5 Marta Daniels (@Marta_Daniels) April 30, 2012 at 5:00 pm

What’s the biggest creativity challenge you have right now? I’ve had a novel in my head for years now, and every time I write more than 50 pages I get disgusted that its not good enough and scrap it. I just write another nonfiction project instead. Which is fine in one respect, because I’m still producing books- but I always saw myself as a fiction writer, not a nonfiction writer!

What’s your biggest health goal for this year? lose ten pounds- for health reasons, of course!

What’s one problem relating to your writing, creativity and/or health that could use solving ASAP? I really need to write this novel, not another nonfiction, and I think the Alpha Neosmart will help. On my laptop its so tempting to research nonfiction topics. But on the Neosmart all I can do is write, so no research means I’ll write fiction! Yay! So I’m praying that I win!

6 Mary April 30, 2012 at 11:21 pm

1. My biggest creativity challenge involves a recent conviction that every story has been told. I’ll start developing projects and then thinking they’re not original enough, which just ends up crippling every story I set out to write. I’m trying to fix that.

2. I’m trying to get back into running regularly, since I already eat as well as I can in college dining halls. For the most part. I also think that running more would help me relax and lead to better information retention, so overall…exercising regularly is a goal to which I’d like to commit.

3. Overall, though, I think the biggest obstacle to my creativity/health goals is that I don’t get enough sleep at night. During the day I’ll put my head down for a few minutes and wake up an hour later. It’s probably a sign that I should go to bed earlier.

7 Penny April 30, 2012 at 11:46 pm

My biggest creativity challenge is, and has always been, discipline. Discipline and self-confidence. This is a terrible combination because I have a hard time “forcing” myself to write, and when I finally do get my “butt in chair”, I become convinced that everything I write is dreadful.

Health goal. Health goals are always the same for me. Lose 10 pounds. Lose 20 pounds. 🙂 But I’ve already lost 8 this year, I just need about 11 more to go. I think it may happen!!

The biggest problem where my writing is concerned is just getting my BUTT IN THE CHAIR. 🙂
THE biggest concern with my health (diet) is to stop eating ICE CREAM. 🙂

8 Tracy McAteer May 1, 2012 at 3:59 am

What’s the biggest creativity challenge you have right now?
I have so many ideas running through my head that they all blurr together. I have to write my PhD thesis which involves ALOT of theorising and relating to past theories but my mind keeps wandering to the internet and what other tasks I need to do… and then an email comes in, and I remember what shopping I need… a text comes through, I start planning what diary I need for next year and so on!

What’s your biggest health goal for this year?
I am about 4 stone overweight and an asthmatic. I need to lose the weight and start exercising so that I can help my breathing but sitting for hours working doesn’t help and then late nights with my toddler and early starts, running around after my tween too means I reach for caffeine and sugar!

What’s one problem relating to your writing, creativity and/or health that could use solving ASAP?
Stop the distractions so that I can work smart and get these 100,000 words done and submitted. Every week costs me £110 in childcare for my 2 days writing/faffing and continuation fees in Sept will be £900 for the year, I really don’t want to be paying that! I need to finish and get a proper academic job!

9 Millicent Anne Barretto May 1, 2012 at 6:49 am

At the moment, I’m working on website content for a product launch as one of my tasks in the company where I’m doing my internship. I feel that my vocabulary is the size of a pea compared to most people and the thought is making me overly anxious. I dream of entering the advertising world and coming up with timeless and witty taglines. However, I’m doubting myself if I’ve got enough creative juices for this project. I’m trying my best to read magazines that the product’s target market might be subscribed to. Still, I think I’m creating either cliche or boring material. It’s like creativity paralysis if there’s such a thing.

With regard to my health, I really want to be able to commit to an exercise routine. Although the dream is to have washboard abs and bikini-ready body all year long, I just want to actually start learning not to procrastinate with exercising (and waking up in the morning, and writing as well).

I just seriously want to learn how to beat procrastination. It’s a problem in practically every single thing in my life. It affects my productivity, my credibility, my health, my creativity–everything. In fact the reason I came across this article was that I was searching about how to beat procrastination especially in writing (I have problem finishing my undergraduate thesis). That’s just ironic isn’t it? I’m actually procrastinating by researching on how not to procrastinate instead of just writing what needs to be written.

Aside from this product launch project that I’m working on, I still have my thesis that I really need to finish. I desperately want to graduate by the end of next semester. I’ve been extending my stay at the university for 2 years already. Since you have a tool like this to give away, I thought that I’d give it a shot. After all, I’ve already spent hours scouring the net for something that might help me.

10 Kim May 1, 2012 at 7:01 am

1. My biggest creativity challenge right now (any always) is lack of motivation and procrastination. The annoying part is that the more I try to “work” on these things, the worse they get.

2. My health goal this year is to lose 25lbs.

3. While the answers above could sure use some solving… I think I’ll have to go with believing in myself. So many times I’ve thought up a great plot for a novel only to tell myself a few minutes later that I don’t have the knowledge to write it, so I quit. Definitely gotta work on that.

11 Joanna B. May 1, 2012 at 8:05 am

I’d say my biggest challenge at the moment is figuring out where I’d like my writing to go next. I’ve somewhat shifted what I’d like my book to be about, and it is taking me more time than I thought it would to settle definitively on a new subject area.

As for my health, I’d like to lose the weight I gained when I quit smoking last year.

The most urgent problem for me to solve would be to get back into the flow of writing after having been on hiatus for such a long time while I’ve been trying to figure out a new focus. My writing is no longer a habit anymore, and for a procrastinator, that’s not a good thing.

12 Clothdragon May 1, 2012 at 8:58 am

Creativity Challenge: I’m working on finding the plot. I always start with a character in a scene, but I don’t want to just push through and write what she does from there, I want to to write toward something, toward an end, but I haven’t figured out how to do that yet.

Health: I need to lose weight. There are things I want to do that are much more difficult while carrying around an extra 25 pounds.

Problem that coincidentally joins creativity and health: I need to figure out how to work writing time and work out time into my days, fitting it around pickup times for the children and dinner and the other responsibilities I’ve taken on, in a way it doesn’t get dumped first when an unusual or unplanned activity comes up.

13 Janel Gradowski May 1, 2012 at 10:26 am

1. What’s the biggest creativity challenge you have right now? Finishing a large project. I am so close to the end, but for some reason I just can’t seem to finish it. I’m beginning to think I’m afraid of finishing it, which seems crazy, but I can’t think of any other reason why I’ve relapsed into full-blown procrastination mode.

2. What’s your biggest health goal for this year? To eat healthier and become more active. I’m hoping my mind, and resulting creativity, will be clearer when I feed my body with nutritious fuel.

3. What’s one problem relating to your writing, creativity and/or health that could use solving ASAP? I’m stuck in a rather vicious circle. My body aches from sitting in front of a keyboard, struggling to write for hours. I know exercise is the key, but when I do exercise I’ve been ending up with sore muscles from that too! I need to find the motivation to keep a regular exercise schedule despite everything that is happening in my life.

14 Abby May 1, 2012 at 11:18 am

What’s the biggest creativity challenge you have right now?

I’m struggling to actually work on my story. I open up the word document and just stare at the screen, feeling totally daunted and unable to actually add anything to it. I feel it is just such a huge story – 300,000 words roughly – and I can’t do it justice so what’s the point in even trying? I’m trying to banish that negative attitude though!

What’s your biggest health goal for this year?

My biggest health goal this year is to lose thirty pounds. Tied into this, I also hope to improve my fitness levels – I always came last in every sports race as a child and those memories have stayed with me!

What’s one problem relating to your writing, creativity and/or health that could use solving ASAP?

Although I have ideas for stories I struggle to actually expand on them. I think I need to find the motivation and determination to pursue some of these ideas and see where they take me.

15 Dori Koogler May 1, 2012 at 12:13 pm

1. What’s the biggest creativity challenge you have right now?
Getting started.

2. What’s your biggest health goal for this year?
take a 30 minute walk three times a week

3. What’s one problem relating to your writing, creativity and/or health that could use solving ASAP?
Finding the motivation to get back to work on my thesis, so I can move on to the stories I want to write.

16 Ed L. May 1, 2012 at 12:42 pm

creativity challenge?
finding interesting writing topics.
biggest health challenge?
keeping extra pounds off.
creativity challenge i can solve?
locate ideas for topics by keeping my mind constantly alert.

17 Yesenia May 1, 2012 at 12:54 pm

What’s the biggest creativity challenge you have right now?
I have a 3 month old and am also in college. I struggle to find the time to write. When I do make time, I feel like my ideas are not good at all. It’s hard to get a word down.
What’s your biggest health goal for this year?
Before having my daughter, I was an avid soccer player. I just started playing and coaching again. However, my asthma keeps me from playing to my fullest potential. I have to slowly rebuild my stamina due to my asthma. But I’m determined to get there.
What’s one problem relating to your writing, creativity and/or health that could use solving ASAP?
Finding time to write without getting distracted by other things (email, internet, baby). Establishing a daily writing routine, even if it’s just five minutes.

18 Katina May 1, 2012 at 1:47 pm

1. Biggest creativity challenge right now?
a. Finding time to get back to my current work and finding the confidence to work on it without trying to rewrite it as I go along. I hope that makes sense.
2. Biggest health goal for this year?
a. Weight. Weight. Weight. Weight. Weight. Did I mention trying to lose weight?
3. One problem relating to writing, creativity and/or health that could use solving ASAP?
a. Trusting my instinct. I have so many great ideas for stories and instead of just going with the flow, I analyze the ideas and mess em up. GRRRRR.

19 Heath Gordon May 1, 2012 at 2:24 pm

1) Without a doubt my biggest need creatively is to create well rounded characters. I’m still in the early stages of my career, and I feel like I have characters that are somewhat believable. But I want more than that. I want characters that live and breath and feel.

2) I run 5ks. I want to break an 8min/mile pace in a race setting. I was all set to do it but the weather was really crappy. NO EXCUSES HEATH.

3) Editing. I’m a good writer but I am a sloppy writer. My girlfriend is my copyeditor and she is very slow. Don’t get me wrong, this is a very good thing. But it means that I have a very long backlog. I need to sit down and brainstorm a copyediting situation that A) won’t break the bank B) is timely.

20 leanne May 1, 2012 at 4:31 pm

The biggest problem I have with my writing at the moment is my need to be good at what i do – it’s very difficult for me to just write and relax without being super-critical and attacking the writing as it’s happening. It’s difficult enough to make writing feel like a chore, instead of the pleasure it used to be.
My main health goal for this year is just to live well – get enough sleep, eat a healthy diet, drink waaaaay less! It sounds like a cop-out goal, but it’s something I’m hoping i can maintain and consequently improve my health significantly.
I have a very busy life (don’t we all!) and I really think my whole life – including my writing – would benefit from developing some priorities and sticking to them; I end up with too many things to do and not enough time to simply ‘be’ – I think taking time out and slowing the pace down could be the key to it. I always feel like I have too much to do to just stop and write, or take time to cook a lovely healthy meal, or just to sit and breathe for a minute!

21 Chelsey Burden May 1, 2012 at 10:51 pm

1. My biggest creativity challenge right now is space. I have material for various stories, I have plenty of ideas, I have a burning drive to write. . . but I currently live in a 2 bedroom apartment with 5 roommates, am going to college, and have a job. I am almost always surrounded by people or stuff. I feel like I need a little bit of my own personal physical space to let the stories hatch (can anyone say “a room of one’s own?”) And I need mental space to imagine fresh ideas for my stories.

2. My biggest health goal for this year is to focus on better nutrition. I’ve been learning about how eating raw, organic whole foods can make you feel better physically and mentally, and can prevent many diseases and illnesses. I want to eat more healthful fruits and veggies.

3. One problem that could use solving ASAP is the problem with putting everything else before writing. I need to be able to deliberately set aside time and space for myself to be creative. I need to not say yes to everything. I need to not feel guilty about carving out time for myself to just sit there and imagine.

22 Christopher May 2, 2012 at 12:35 pm

My biggest creative challenge right now is continuing to have faith that I’m telling a good story. I’ve been writing it so long that I’m starting to feel tired with the story. Maybe I need to kill off a character? Hmm.

My biggest health goal this year is to run a 5k. I will be 40 in August and I’ve never been a great runner. So… I started a couch to 5k program and am entering the final stretch. I signed up for a 5k in June, and if I make it I plan on doing another in October. (By the way, someone needs to make couch to 5k writing program.)

The creative problem I could use solving ASAP is related to the one I said above. The problem is putting the time in every day to continue the story when I’m starting to doubt myself. Maybe I’ve been at this story too long and need to write something else. I would feel much better however if I could say I’ve finished what I started before moving on to another project.

Good luck to everyone with meeting their own creative and health goals this year!

23 Ernie May 2, 2012 at 3:24 pm

1. My greatest creativity cahallenge is to get the first draft down without editing.
2. My biggest health goal is to get on a healthy diet and stay on it.
3. One writing problem that needs to be solved ASAP is to give my writing the time and effort it deserves. I let life get in the way.

24 Megan Payne May 2, 2012 at 3:27 pm

1.What’s the biggest creativity challenge you have right now?
Sticking with a single story. My brain likes to bounce around too many of them to be sufficiently productive.

2.What’s your biggest health goal for this year?
Get outside more. A lot more. I’m like a computer potato without the potato.

3.What’s one problem relating to your writing, creativity and/or health that could use solving ASAP?
Sticking with a single story. I’ve always been a multi-project girl, but I need to pick at most 2 or 3 and get them DONE before adding anything new to the docket. I’ve been hunting through my WIP to decide which one to finish up or rework and am flabberghasted at how MANY there are.

25 Deb Buckhout May 2, 2012 at 6:23 pm

What’s the biggest creativity challenge you have right now? My biggest creativity challenge right now is my lack of habit putting my butt in the seat and putting my pen to paper. I have lots of reasons in my lovely head of why I “can’t write today”! Totally self-defeating.
What’s your biggest health goal for this year? My biggest health goal for this year is to walk some everyday. I have a very debilitating chronic illness which makes any exercise a challenge, and I enjoy walking, I sometimes struggle with energy.
What’s one problem relating to your writing, creativity and/or health that could use solving ASAP? One problem related to my health that needs solving yesterday is getting my medications straightened around so that I have energy again!!! But, I need a right heart catheterization to have that fixed – bummer! It’s scheduled for this month, though, so hopefully it will be resolved soon! Wish me luck!

26 Marcus May 3, 2012 at 7:05 am

1. Finding the time to actually write.
2. Get more flexible, try to do yoga more.
3. Multitasking less, becoming better at singletasking, again.

27 Sheena May 4, 2012 at 9:08 am

1) I am working on a series of YA Fantasy based on fairy tale and I have only written CNF up until this point. So I am really trying to figure out this whole world-building thing. I am drawing maps and writing character descriptions and Post-it noting y walls…I never realized how hard it is to be a fiction writer since I have spent most of my writing time creating from things that already happened!

2) This year I plan to lose that last stubborn 10 pounds that I have been trying to lose (read being too lazy to try hard enough) for the past four years. When my husband and I got married four years agao, we both lost weight after making a pact to each other. We wanted to be there for each other and our kids someday and have to face the not being able to do something because of unhealthy weight. So I lost 35 punds and am 10 stubborn pounds away from being at the mid range for healthy weight for my height! SO I want to finish it. I am also competing in my first half-ironman triathlon competition in June and my goal is simply to foinish before the cut off time of eight and a half hours!

I am a huge procrastinator and negative thinker. If one thing goes wrong I slip into self-depreciating mindsets and think the world is going to end. The procrastination part is frustrating because I set aside time to write and then find myself surfing the web or sleeping or doing anything but the writing I set out to do. I need to become focused enough to just sit down and write because I have all of these ideas and if I don’t get them out, I fear that I might go crazy!

28 Cricket May 5, 2012 at 6:07 pm

1. My biggest creativity challenge right now is to just get out of my own way and let the creative stuff happen.

2. My biggest health goal for the year is to establish some consistency. I’ve found an exercise plan that I love, but I need to be more consistent with it.

3. Maintaining my focus. Sometimes I let my “to do” list overwhelm me.

29 Angela Hunter May 7, 2012 at 5:39 pm

I’m excited about this giveaway, I actually want one of these!

What’s the biggest creativity challenge you have right now?
I suffer from self-doubt. I’m the only one stopping myself from achieving my goals and I have to find ways to get rid of the self-doubt so I can move forward in my career.

What’s your biggest health goal for this year?
This year, I need to cure or deal with my insomnia. With three kids, 5yrs and younger, I can’t get to sleep at 4am. I have to find a way to shut off my brain and relax and get to sleep at a decent and healthy time.

What’s one problem relating to your writing, creativity and/or health that could use solving ASAP?
Perhaps my insomnia and self-doubt are related. My tired brain and body don’t have the ability to get creative and focus fully, causing me to miss the positive in my writing. Every writer goes through self-doubt and I’m no different. I just need to worry less and realize that in due time, I will get through the difficulty, just like everyone else.

30 Matthew Trull May 8, 2012 at 10:53 pm

My biggest creativity challenge is a bunch of little challenges rolled up into one. I’m breaking into a new genre, my norm is creative non-fiction, but my latest project is fictional murder mystery. Besides learning how to write a mystery that keeps the reader in suspense, I’m now learning how to write dialog.

My biggest health goal this year is to drop my jeans size from a 36″ waist to a 33″.

My biggest problem related to my writing is distractions. Truth be told checking my email, who’s said what on Facebook, and curiosity if anyone has posted any comments on my blog are but a few of the “shiny objects” that distract me.

31 Joni May 9, 2012 at 8:52 am

I suppose the biggest challenge I have for creativity has to be too many commitments. To just have time for myself, away from distractions is a luxury I seldom find time for. So I need to commit to giving myself time, and this NEO looks like it could really help! To be able to sit and write when the notion strikes me can only improve my writing, I’m sure.
As far as health, its unoriginal, but still true, I need to focus on my diet and lose the extra stress weight I’ve gained over the last two years, I figure this will probably go hand in hand with focusing on my creativity!
And as far as what needs to be resolved in my creativity and health? Well, it all seems to come back to focus, when I do get time to myself, I get distracted by all the other things that I put off, its a vicious cycle, lol.

32 Pensive May 10, 2012 at 7:54 pm

1. biggest creativity challenge — taking the moment to write down ideas before they disappear
2. biggest health goal for this year? — getting more sleep
3. the problem that could use solving ASAP? — clearing a small block of daily guilt-free creative time

33 Travis Reynolds May 10, 2012 at 8:30 pm

The biggest challenge for me is finding a way to dump all the worries of the day to clear my head for story planning, scene trees and what not. I work second shift, 1:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m., and my fiance operates a day care out of our home. Between a dozen screeching children and coming home well after dark, finding a peaceful time to write can be exhausting. I’ve made up for that by staying up ridiculously late, but that kind of thing isn’t good for a relationship.

That ties into health, also. I’m currently hosting/participating in a weight-loss competition through my day job as a page designer at a newspaper, and spend a fairly large chunk of my free time in the gym. I feel it will be worth it for my writing, though, when I don’t have to worry about back pain and my energy level stays strong.

A problem that could be solved immediately? Now that I think about it, I should buy some quality noise-dampening headphones and write in the morning before work. That could put a buffer between me and the zombie train wreck that is a bunch of admittedly adorable and wonderful toddlers.

34 gardenbre May 14, 2012 at 7:28 am

I’m on sabbatical now and writing a novel (or two) … just went back to Venice/Florence to do research on second novel after 30 years and I got tired? … lost my iPhone yesterday (pick pocketed between home and a block away cafe)? with all my photos and notes written up on the spot (no I hadn’t downloaded any of it yet) — need to rely on my memory (interested to see there’s a not so small and easily lost tool to write on that can still be downloaded … good too there’s not the distraction of feeling the need to multitask). Spent yesterday writing with a pen all the things I think I lost instead of sulking (hard not to sulk though) thanks for letting me vent … now I’m done :\

35 gardenbre May 14, 2012 at 7:41 am

well there I was just sulking away and forgot the next questions – the lost of my iPhone & trying to sort out what will replace it is my immediate challenge … my health challenge which I’ve been pretty successfully meeting square on during these 3 months I’ve been travelling & researching has been getting out to walk at least 5 miles a day so I’m not just sitting all day long (walking has been really helping to unblock lots of ideas and get them flowing especially after a morning & partial afternoon of writing where there’s been a focus and hitting of brick walls) … one problem I could use help with ASAP would be to have another writing device to take out and about with me (yesterday and today I am photographing what I’ve hand written and downloading it BUT it means I will have to at some point have it typed up) … my next research might be to find out more about this and my next walk might be to get out and buy one of these word processors

36 laughtercrystal May 15, 2012 at 9:06 pm

1. What’s the biggest creativity challenge you have right now?
Editing my novel. I completed a 50,000-word first draft in NaNoWriMo last Novenber, but editing it has been a challenge. Specifically, stepping back far enough to realize where the plot holes are and how best to fix them while retaining the light and humorous tone of the first draft.
2. What’s your biggest health goal for this year?
To get more sleep! Too much time awake at night reading and learning and connecting. I need to start getting more sleep so that I can start being more productive in the morning!
3. What’s one problem relating to your writing, creativity and/or health that could use solving ASAP?
Getting more discipline in both areas– both to stop procrastinating in my writing, and to shut off the computer at a reasonable hour to go to sleep!

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