Episode 23: On Your Mark, Get Set, Write! NaNoWriMo and Beyond

Get set for a writing sprint with this motivating episode! Join writing coaches Sharon and Christy as they share tips to optimize writing sprints like NaNoWriMo.

Whether you’re gearing up for a 30-day creative marathon or simply trying to make steady progress on your WIP, you’ll gather insightful advice on planning, accountability, tracking achievements, celebrating small successes, and keeping perspective along the way.

Sharon and Christy draw from their personal experiences with writing challenges to provide an encouraging mix of practical strategies, managing expectations, and giving grace when life happens. You’ll walk away inspired to start moving the needle on your writing goals.

Key topics include:

  • Crafting reasonable daily word count objectives
  • Leveraging accountability partners and writing communities
  • Using outlines and placeholder notes to boost efficiency
  • Tracking progress thoughtfully with data
  • Rewards and reflections for mini-milestones
  • Avoiding comparison and discouragement traps
  • Planning for inevitable disruptions

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For more information about Christy Yaros, visit or follow her on Instagram and Twitter @ChristyYaros.