About Jennifer Shirk

Jennifer Shirk is a USA Today bestselling sweet romance author for Montlake and Entangled Publishing who also happens to be a mom, pharmacist, Red Sox fan, P90x grad, and overall nice person. Check out her latest sweet romance: CATCH HIM IF YOU CAN

Write like a Runner #writetips #writerscommunity

I write like I run—slow and steady with much complaining.

I think that’s why when my author friend introduced her method of getting her word count in for the day, it resonated with me so much. She told me to simply write short word count goals on a piece of paper and then cross out with an X those goals as you hit them.

Simple. So I decided to try it. And believe it or not, it worked.

Here is an example of my sheet:

10,735 10,985 11,235

I obviously set 250 word count goals. As I wrote, and hit each goal, I took a pretty gel pen color and made a X over the number. It’s amazing how satisfying it is to do that. Just like Tony Robbins said, “Progress is the ultimate motivation.”

So true.

I soon found myself wanting to write a little more just so I could cross out a number. And then I found myself squeezing in writing time so I could simply hit a goal and cross out a number.

All mind games, really. Much like running. But little by little, I hope to end up completing a 5K (word count) before the end of the month. J

As I explained to my critique group, this little trick isn’t reinventing the wheel, but sometimes just looking at writing differently, can help change your progress.

Try  it and let me know if it helps you!

Do you have any writing tricks to help you write more?

About Jennifer Shirk

Jennifer Shirk is a USA Today bestselling sweet romance author for Montlake and Entangled Publishing who also happens to be a mom, pharmacist, Red Sox fan, P90x grad, and overall nice person. Check out her latest sweet romance: CATCH HIM IF YOU CAN

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About Jennifer Shirk

Jennifer Shirk is a USA Today bestselling sweet romance author for Montlake and Entangled Publishing who also happens to be a mom, pharmacist, Red Sox fan, P90x grad, and overall nice person. Check out her latest sweet romance: CATCH HIM IF YOU CAN

Plan to Write…or Plan to Fail

In the past, I’ve always used my phone to plan my writing time and word count for the week. That has worked for the most part. However, on some days, I’ve noticed it’s a little easier to “forget” to check my phone.

We call those non writing days.

Unfortunately, the non writing days became more frequent. I needed to get back on track. Then quite a few of my critique partners began singing the praises of actual paper planners.

Huh. Actual physical planners?

Since the invention of Smartphones I had thought they’d gone by the wayside. But no. (Thank goodness) I guess much like physical books after the ebook surge, they have come back stronger than ever. And I can see why.

There is something immensely rewarding about sitting down with your planner at the beginning of each week and planning it all out in front of you. Physically writing down what I intend to do makes me feel so much more accountable. And now, I’m actually getting more writing done, even though I don’t have any actual deadlines!

The next step is gel pens. I have yet to use different colors. But I feel it’s imminent.

Do you use a planner? What’s your favorite?

 

About Jennifer Shirk

Jennifer Shirk is a USA Today bestselling sweet romance author for Montlake and Entangled Publishing who also happens to be a mom, pharmacist, Red Sox fan, P90x grad, and overall nice person. Check out her latest sweet romance: CATCH HIM IF YOU CAN

Holly Jolly Hop!! #hollyjollyhop #romcom #giveaway

The holidays are coming up, which means it’s time for the Chick Lit Chat HQ’s annual Holly Jolly Hop!

Over 60 bestselling and award-winning authors in the Chick Lit and Romantic Comedy genres are participating in this fun-filled event and each one is doing an awesome giveaway. Books, author swag, gift cards, and other assorted holiday treats are all up for grabs. This event runs from December 2-8 2019.

Head over here: Facebook Holly Jolly Chick Lit Hop group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1962370290669865/ to find the list of all the authors participating in the hop for that day on the group and you can enter to win a Grand Prize (a sleigh full of fun and fabulous holiday and winter-themed gifts) or one of the three Runner-Up Prizes (Christmas bath bomb sets in delicious, holiday scents) throughout the hop, which gives you SIX chances to enter to win the  Grand/Runner-Up Prizes!

Sound fun? IT IS!!!

 DISCLAIMER: This giveaway is not associated with or endorsed by Facebook.

About Jennifer Shirk

Jennifer Shirk is a USA Today bestselling sweet romance author for Montlake and Entangled Publishing who also happens to be a mom, pharmacist, Red Sox fan, P90x grad, and overall nice person. Check out her latest sweet romance: CATCH HIM IF YOU CAN

Entangled for the Holidays Sale! #amreading #booksale #99cents

Calling all romance readers!

Entangled Publishing is have a super MONTH-LONG sale on over 20 books right now!

Head on over here to see all the great reads!  https://www.pinterest.com/entangledpub/entangled-for-the-holidays-2019/

Happy Reading!

 

About Jennifer Shirk

Jennifer Shirk is a USA Today bestselling sweet romance author for Montlake and Entangled Publishing who also happens to be a mom, pharmacist, Red Sox fan, P90x grad, and overall nice person. Check out her latest sweet romance: CATCH HIM IF YOU CAN

A Binge Worthy #SweetRomance Series Sale #99cents

A Binge Worthy Series Sale!
Hi, Favorite Readers!
Entangled Publishing, LLC is having a Binge Worthy Series Sale!! Over 40 books are on sale!! (Including MINE) Limited time only so hurry and check them all out!!

All three of my books in the “ANYONE BUT YOU” series is on sale.

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Amazon #1 Best Seller in Romance Series
Their fake relationship is a twist of fate.
Sabrina Cassidy believes in fate. So when her fiancé breaks off their engagement, she’s convinced they’ll get back together eventually. But fate was not on her side when it brought Jack Brenner into her life–and work. Frustrating, gorgeous, and cocky, Jack has an offer that Sabrina can’t refuse. Not if it means getting the life she’s always imagined.
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Hire one.

Trent Montgomery isn’t actually part of Match Made Easy. He’s just doing a favor for his cousin, but one look at the blonde who hired him, and he’s totally hooked.
Now Maddie thinks that the attraction sizzling between them is just “part of the package.” And Trent is running out of time to prove to her that her date-for-hire might just be her happily-ever-after…

#3 Wrong Brother, Right Match (Kennedy and Matt’s story): $1.99Matchmaking guru Kennedy Pepperdine’s life is perfect. Perfect job. Perfect friends. Perfect boyfriend. Except…when she gets trapped in an elevator with a handsome stranger, she accidentally confesses a secret: maybe her perfect boyfriend, Justin, isn’t so perfect for her after all. But a matchmaker should be able to successfully match herself, right? Thankfully, she’ll never see the handsome stranger again. Until she heads home with Justin for the holidays and learns that the sexy stranger is none other than Justin’s older brother, Matt.

Matt Ellis is trying to be on his best behavior for his mother—it is Christmas, after all. But when he recognizes the beautiful woman from the elevator—the one he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about for months—his best behavior is being held by a thread. Matt’s always sacrificed for his family, and nothing is more important than their happiness, but the more time he spends around Kennedy, the more he wonders if her supposed “right match” might just be the wrong brother.

Each book in the Anyone But You series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.

Grab me while I’m cheap! Prices go back up next week!

Enjoy!

Jennifer

About Jennifer Shirk

Jennifer Shirk is a USA Today bestselling sweet romance author for Montlake and Entangled Publishing who also happens to be a mom, pharmacist, Red Sox fan, P90x grad, and overall nice person. Check out her latest sweet romance: CATCH HIM IF YOU CAN

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