Sent from my iPad – iPadWriMo

Hats off to all my friends who are participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)! Short-term challenges with well-defined boundaries and specific goals, such as NaNoWriMo, are excellent ways to renew motivation and get back into the flow of writing. One of the requirements of flowโ€”of getting so caught up in an activity that we lose ourselves in it and time stands stillโ€”is that the activity has built-in, ongoing feedback. We can assess our progress along the way. This is why well-designed video games are so addictive: they continually let us know what we need to do to level up, and they reward us when we reach even small milestones.

I’m not doing NaNoWriMo this year, but I do feel the need for a new challenge, something to shake up my routine and push me in different directions.

My personal answer is iPadWriMo. For the rest of this month, I will post here daily, with each post being written on my iPad 2, which I enjoy immensely but want to become more adept at using. Right now I’m using the free WordPress app, but I’m seriously thinking of using I just spent $4.99 of what is left on an iTunes gift card to get Blogsy, so tomorrow’s post will be written with Blogsy, and I’ll offer a comparison.

What kinds of fun challenges do you set for yourself to stay motivated?

*She now nervously presses Publish and hopes for the best!*

2 thoughts on “Sent from my iPad – iPadWriMo

  1. I’m participating in Picture Book Idea Month – PiBoIdMo this month. It’s a great way to think about ideas for stories and begin drafting them. Do you type with the iPad keyboard or an external one? I will be interested to read about your progress.

    • Stacy, I hadn’t heard of PiBoIdMo! It sounds like a great idea.

      I’m using an external keyboard (Apple wireless), and I really like the feel of it. I just need to figure out more of the shortcuts.

      I figure I had better reply to comments using the iPad, too (iPad 2?). ๐Ÿ™‚

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