JaNoWriMo and Other Exciting News

Happy 2016!

For 3 years I ran a highly interactive blog about Young Adult Fiction that I just LOVED called Sophia the Writer.

I hosted book giveaways and did 50% of the book blogger memes in the world, which meant I did about 8 million.

I'm happy to announce that I'm returning to my roots and refocusing on my novel writing this year.

Which means it's time for


That's right, NaNoWriMo in the month of January! 30 days to write every single day. You can choose to hit 50,000 words if you like, but JaNo has the flexibility of setting the simple goal:

Words on a page. Every day.

If you'd like to join, just comment below and let us know what you'll be WriMo-ing this month! If you want a word sprint partner, follow me on Twitter @thesophiachang where I'll be announcing (usually nightly) #wordsprints.

The Great Facebook Break

I started ramping down social media last fall and took a blessed Facebook fast at the end of the year. It was so peaceful it reminded me of the 90's.

As part of my refocus on YA fiction for 2016, I've begun separating out my personal Facebook profile for family and friends only. I'm now directing all business contacts to my business page. Since Facebook's algorithm is as reliable as a Tindr date, the best way to stay in contact with me is by subscribing to this blog - you'll also get my short cheatbook 3-Step Brand for free!

As a bonus challenge to joining JaNoWriMo with me - who's also going to have a Facebook purge or fast? Let me know below!