Heart Breathings

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2021 Goals

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2021 Goals

Camp NaNoWriMo is coming up in April, so it’s time to start thinking about whether you want to participate and what you’ll be working on. Camp is different from the main event for National Novel Writing Month in November, because you can choose your own goal, rather than having to write a full 50,000 words […]

read more
How To Begin Editing Your Book After NaNoWriMo

How To Begin Editing Your Book After NaNoWriMo

Writing a rough draft of your novel during NaNoWriMo is an absolute whirlwind, but what the heck do you do with your book after NaNo is over? Today, we’re going to talk about how to get started with your self-edits. This, of course, applies to all novels and rough drafts, not just NaNoWriMo. However, since […]

read more
Have you won NaNoWriMo? It’s the final stretch!!

Have you won NaNoWriMo? It’s the final stretch!!

Wow, what a week. I conquered my goal of 50,000 words this month for NaNoWriMo – my first win in three years! It feels good, but I still have a ways to go before my book is turned in on Monday. How is your writing going? National Novel Writing Month is almost over – only […]

read more
The HB Notebook Challenge and Another Week in the NaNoWriMo Diaries

The HB Notebook Challenge and Another Week in the NaNoWriMo Diaries

How is your NaNoWriMo going? It’s been another rollercoaster week here. But we are over the hump now and the end is in site! The life of a writer… it may seem all sunshine and roses, but there are cloudy days and roses sometimes have thorns. For me, this week has been a little of […]

read more
Last week on The NaNoWriMo Diaries…

Last week on The NaNoWriMo Diaries…

Welcome to the second week of the NaNoWriMo Diaries, my daily vlog where I talk about the experience of writing a brand new novel for NaNo, at the same time as publishing another, as well as being a mom and an entrepreneur. (And if you wonder how, I explain it all in the Day 9 […]

read more
New EC Haul & The NaNoWriMo Diaries!

New EC Haul & The NaNoWriMo Diaries!

So many exciting things are happening this month! If you’ve started NaNo, how things are going with you so far? Let me know in the comments! As many of you know, I have been doing daily (or nightly, really 😊) vlogs for NaNoWriMo, called the NaNoWriMo Diaries. If you haven’t been able to check them […]

read more
Keep Writing Even When You’re Stuck (Preptober)

Keep Writing Even When You’re Stuck (Preptober)

We only have a few days remaining until NaNoWriMo officially begins, so I wanted to take this last chance to give you some of my favorite tips for how to keep going when you get stuck. I’ve participated in NaNo for more than a decade (including Camp NaNoWriMo twice a year), and I’ve written more […]

read more
Organize & Plan Your Book Using Index Cards

Organize & Plan Your Book Using Index Cards

I was so excited to see that there was so much interest in me showing a more detailed view of my process of using index cards throughout my plotting and writing. As we continue to plan and prep for National Novel Writing Month coming up in November (nanowrimo.org), I am hopeful that these behind-the-scenes Preptober […]

read more
How to Write Faster & Win NaNoWriMo (Preptober)

How to Write Faster & Win NaNoWriMo (Preptober)

Writing 50,000 words in 30 days can seem like an impossible task if you’ve never attempted it before, but one of the keys to winning is getting those words out as quickly as possible. Today, I’m going to share 5 tips for how to write faster so that you will make it to the NaNoWriMo […]

read more
Planning my New Novel for NaNoWriMo

Planning my New Novel for NaNoWriMo

I’m so excited to continue our Preptober videos with a discussion of how I plan my novel for NaNo WriMo. As I talked about last week, planning your novel is one of the most important parts of getting ready to write 50,000 words in just 30 days. Today, I’m going to share with you 7 […]

read more
Sarra Cannon

Hi, I'm Sarra!

I have been self-publishing my books since 2010, and in that time, I've sold well over half a million copies of my books. I'm not a superstar or a huge bestseller, but I have built an amazing career that brings me great joy. Here at Heart Breathings, I hope to help you find that same level of success. Let's do this.

categories

A Writer's Life Planning And Organization Self-Publishing Tips Writing Tips
Next Page »