Every November, writers all across the country share one goal: to crank out 50,000 novel words by the last day of the month. And why’s this? Because as the nice folks behind National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) like to say, the world needs your novel. So as we’re rounding the mid-month corner now, we thought you might like a little assistance to keep you writing – and to help you finish strong.
Write Like You Mean It
These days, there are far too many distractions out in the world. And it feels like every single one of them is determined to keep you from hitting your word count goal. But we’ve gathered three phenomenal items to help you stay focused, on track, and well fed while you write the next great American novel.
You know what makes writing difficult? Loud, interrupting noises. And whether it’s a train passing by or folks having overly-excited conversations in your favorite coffee shop, you’d rather not have to hear it. And with these noise-cancelling headphones from Bose, well, you no longer have to.
Shut out the world for a bit and lose yourself in your music and writing with the first in-ear, noise-cancelling headphones from Bose. This industry-leading company’s cutting-edge technologies provide dramatic noise cancellation rivaling any full-sized headphone on the market today. And these are engineered to let you enjoy better sound every day, everywhere you go.
You can turn on the headphones to reduce surrounding distractions and focus on your own audio and work. Or, at the touch of a button, you can activate “Aware Mode” and boost the sound of what’s happening around you. This feature amplifies mid-range external sounds – things like people talking – without you ever needing to remove your headphones. (Pro Tip: It’s a great way to pick up some genuine lines of dialogue to work into your book.)
In addition, the company’s proprietary Stay Hear+ tips create a soft, secure fit for long-lasting comfort and stability. The inline microphone and remote let you switch to calls on your iPhone, and provide control for select iPod, iPhone, and iPad models. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 16 hours of use, and you get a 3-hour advance notice, by way of a flashing light, before the battery runs out.
And even when the power is off or the battery runs out for the noise-cancelling feature, you can still use these headphones to enjoy Bose quality sound. So get these headphones and enjoy some peace and quiet that’ll actually let you can focus better on your writing.
Alright, so when you’re writing for long stretches of time for a month straight, what you really need most is a solid and supportive desk chair. Keep your body at ease so your mind can do all the heavy lifting. And with the X Rocker Executive Office Chair, those sits will be some of the best ones you’ve ever had.
This deluxe, executive desk chair looks and sounds great both at home or in the office. The ergonomic, sturdy, and stylish chair boasts a very sharp, sleek look, and is crafted of high-quality materials. Its cushions and padded arms are attractive, surprisingly comfortable, and provide good support and stability. Plus, the height-adjustable seat also tilts, reclines, and swivels 360 degrees on a 5-star base for a full range of motion, thus accommodating any sitting style.
And, as if all of that wasn’t awesome enough, this desk chair comes with two stereo Bluetooth speakers built right into the headrest! It provides the full X Rocker sound immersion experience while giving you the look, comfort, and practical usage of an executive desk chair. The chair’s hidden Bluetooth receiver enables it to play audio wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled device, such as your computer, iPad, or iPhone. (Optional RCA cables are also included for non-Bluetooth connections.)
Though some assembly is required, it’s easy and intuitive (even though instructions are included), and the construction is sturdy and very well put together at the end. And, considering that most, common computer chairs are easily $90+ and aren’t anything special, the X Rocker chair is well worth it. It’s perfect for any writer who wants to listen to music while working late in the office, creating a new world for a better tomorrow.
So when you’re in the thick of crafting that next great scene, the last thing you want to think about is having to stop to make dinner. At the same time, ordering out gets expensive quickly, and granola bars are really only good for holding you over until you can eat something more substantial. So, instead of putting inspiration on pause (which rarely works), get yourself one of these Smart Crock-Pot slow cookers with WiFi baked right in.
This 6-quart Crock-Pot comes with cool-touch handles; built-in cord storage; a glass lid; and removable, dishwasher-safe stoneware. But from there, the consistent cooking gets even smarter (and easier). This connected product cooks beautifully, like Crock-Pot always has, and now it delivers enhanced control, convenience, and peace of mind with integrated Wi-Fi technology.
Using the free and intuitive WeMo App, it’s easy to see the status of your meal at a glance. This advanced Crock-Pot lets you adjust the cooking time, shift the temperature setting, and turn off the slow cooker entirely from your smart device. No need to memorize when your meal will be done cooking, as the app has a built-in countdown timer. And for those with less-tech-savvy relatives in the house, you can also easily control the Crock-Pot without the app by just plugging it in and pressing the button on the front panel. You can even start the Crock-Pot manually with the front button and then change the temperature or turn it off from the app later on.
And if you get yourself one of these slow cookers, you’ll soon be enjoying hundreds of recipes for entrees and sides alike – without ever needing to lift your fingers from the keyboard.
So this National Novel Writing Month, set yourself a second goal. Hit that word count of 50,000, but also be smarter and make the writing process easier on yourself with any of the three devices above. And if you find yourself in need of Internet (to do that vital research, of course) or even electricity to power your laptop as you burn the midnight oil, Allconnect can get your home utilities set up in no time at all. And that means you can get back to doing what you love – crafting new stories for the whole world to enjoy.