"When it rains, it pours."
Have you ever felt that way about your writing? It can be so hard to stay focused on your creative goals when real life starts piling up around you. Even good things can overwhelm you and keep you from pushing forward where it matters: on the page. How can you stick with it when you feel like you're in the middle of a storm? And how can you brush away the Shiny New Ideas that keep falling into your lap, or see through the fog and the clouds when sitting down to write is the last thing you want to do?
"April showers bring May flowers."
This month, the YA Buccaneers are facing those rainy-day feelings head-on. We'll be discussing a variety of situations that might leave you feeling washed out or bogged down. Why pick this theme for April? It's not just because of the popular saying. We also know many of you are participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this month, and meanwhile we're gearing up for the return of our own Spring Writing Bootcamp in May. We want to make sure you're motivated to make the most of your writing time. Dealing with the drizzle now can set you up for success down the line.
"You can't have a rainbow without a little rain."
We've all had bad writing periods. We've all felt overworked and under-inspired. So let's share how we made it through to the other side! We're hoping you'll jump in and talk to us—and to each other—in blog post comments and on social media. After all, it's a whole lot easier to weather a storm together.