#Preptober: Outlining my NaNo 2020 Goals

It’s that time of year again. It’s NaNoWriMo time. I like to participate every year in the 50K in a month challenge, but every year I go about it a bit differently.

Last year I focused on making an outline, but got distracted quickly by work things.

The year before that I tried to take on a previous story without any outlining, and failed miserably.

The year before that…I…

Well, let’s just say that a few of my challenges I’ve given myself haven’t worked out, which is completely fine! It’s important to find your strengths and weakness in your work. It’s also important to challenge yourself even if in the end you don’t succeed in the challenge.

Change Of Pace

This year I’m going to do something a bit different.

Writing notes provided by David Travis

I’ve decided to spend the time working on/creating a marketing course for small business owners (specifically for women owned businesses and also focused on social media). I’ve noticed in the years I’ve worked at ad agencies and in commercial work that marketing is super important for a business but can be absurdly expensive. I want to create a course that’s helpful for businesses that can’t afford an agency to make all their advertising dreams come true.

So for the month of November I’m no longer focusing on fiction (as much as I probably should) and working on course creation.

Which means I’m going to be a bit of a rebel this year.

For the past few weeks, I’ve been gathering resources and dropping points of information I think are important into a google doc. I’ll spend the next few weeks planning an outline for my course, dividing it up into a workbook and a possible video course (which means also script writing so that’s fun).

I’ll be able to use the same things I’ve learned with planning a novel for planning a course and I’ll let you know how the process goes so if you’re interested into creating courses, nonfiction works, or self help works, my tips, downfalls, etc might be interesting to you.

If not, well, we’re both in this together, writing more words and accomplishing goals…at least hopefully.

Let me know in the comments what you’re going to be working on! Or if you have marketing and social media questions that could help me expand my course, drop them below.

I look forward to writing with you!

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