NaNoWriMo Tip: It's Not About Winning

It’s the final countdown. The end of the month is upon us, and unless you happen to be a couple thousand words away, this might be where your NaNo journey ends. It’s also the last Friday of the month, so it’s time for my final NaNoWriMo tip.

This ‘tip’ is really more of a nugget of advice, and a lot of it was pulled from a post on my old Tumblog, but it still holds true, and I think it bears repeating at the end of NaNoWriMo.

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Pokemon Sword/Shield: Favourite Galar Pokemon

A few weeks back I (painfully) narrowed down my top 5 Pokemon of every generation, so it’s only fair that I do the same for the new set. With all the controversy over the Pokedex changes, it’s not as big a roster of new Pokemon as we’re used to, but there are still some amazing options to add to your team.

So, even though it was brutally hard to narrow it down to just 5 the first time, I’ve done it again for the new Galar Pokemon. Suffering for content.

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NaNoWriMo Tip: Beat the Word Count Trap

This tip is a weird one, and it’s the result of a recent discovery. Not long ago I purchased an Alphasmart after seeing other writers rave about it online. I’d always wanted to try one, but it wasn’t until this year that I decided to give it a go. I found a cheap one on Amazon, and when it arrived two days later I immediately headed to a local coffee shop to give my new toy a spin.

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Pokemon Sword & Shield: Remaking the Wheel

Let me start off by saying that this is not a review of Pokemon Sword/Shield. I certainly have some thoughts about the game that I’m going to share, but I won’t call it a ‘review.’ I made the decision not to do reviews on this platform, mainly because I’m not an expert, reviews are subjective, and I’ve never been comfortable assigning a numerical value to my experience with something.

Maybe I’ve just been put off by the book industry, but I find it really hard to come up with a system that can adequately capture my feelings about a movie, game or book. Instead, I prefer to have open discussions and talk about what I liked or what I didn’t like. I’ve been anticipating this game since it was first announced, and as the first core title on the Switch, I had some high expectations.

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Why Do You Blog?

And that title is not just to bait you. I really want to know.

As of writing this, there are reportedly 500 million blogs out there on the web. There are so many of them, and yet I don’t really know anyone in my real life who keeps up with one. In fact, I’m certain there are many people who have visited a blog for one reason or another but have no idea what a blog even is. They’re incredibly popular, and at the same time kind of obscure.

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