National Journal Writing Month


I only really found out about this last-minute but I thought it would be a good exercise to get back into writing daily, especially as I want to write more and actually finish a story at some point. I’m slowly shifting to making more time for developing good creative habits, my #365project for stitching every day got off to a good start even if it did bomb due to poor planning but I think 30 days is a nice small goal to kick-start me off again.

NaJoWriMo is the brainchild of Bakari Chavanu and runs four times a year in January, April, July and October. You can sign up for the free 30 day journal course or purchase the themed course for that month for a small fee of $10. For this you’ll get 30 days of prompts for the course and are advised to set aside time each day to complete the prompt of the day. This months theme is Personal renewal through journaling, it didn’t really leap out at me as a topic, maybe at this point in time it’s just not for me so opted for the 30 day course, if this works out then I will probably opt for the creativity course after.

I got my first prompt yesterday because I signed up a little early, so I thought I’d just get on with it, rather than work a day behind. The prompt was to write a list of 10-20 things, I ended up with 22 items on my list in the end to work on. Lists are good I think, they’re a quick and easy reference to get shit done as they say and keep track of it. So I’m off to a good start, I’ve also gone digital and using Evernote to keep

So that’s a little creative writing task for April to help me get back into regular writing! Maybe this will help set me up for NaNoWriMo this year, who knows I might even complete it this time! Though November is never a good time for me to take on extra activities as it’s usually one of the busiest sales months!

Do you journal? Are you a traditional dear diarist or a bullet journaler? Send me your tips on journaling.


2 thoughts on “National Journal Writing Month

  1. Hi Natasha,
    So great to hear read your post about NaJoWriMo. Thanks for writing it. It’s also great to get acquainted with your blog. I’ve bookmarked it and plan to come back and read more. Let me/us know how the month goes for you and what you discover responding the theme of personal renewal.

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