I just finished reading The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. It’s a book that I’d been meaning to get to for a while, but got a nudge from someone who is helping me chat through some goals and read it over the weekend. It’s one of those tricky books because it’s a quick read, … Continue reading Overcoming Procrastination
My mother was an artist. She got her degree in commercial art and taught high school art for many years. On her own time, she liked to pursue a variety of creative projects, from needlework to portraiture in oils. Most of that, though, I remember from my childhood. By my teen years, I don’t have … Continue reading Make Time to Create
Discovering your most productive time of day is just smart. Timing and environment can have a profound impact both on how quickly we write and on the quality of what we produce. But I suggest you can become more productive as a writer by paying attention to the length and frequency of your writing sessions.
Summer is over and that means it’s time to get back into the writing groove. But, as always happens after a break, I’m finding it hard to shoo away the distractions I allowed to clutter my time during those less structured months. How then to break the bad habits and get back to productive habits? … Continue reading Enforcing Your Writing Boundaries
It's easy to find yourself pulled in many directions. In a multimedia/ social media world you can get swept up in the flood of news and information. Face it, politics, weather, justice, memes, family issues, etc are a part of our everyday and there's no way to escape it all. With that being known what … Continue reading Spending Your Energy Wisely
The question I get asked the most is how I get so much writing done. Quick background on me, I am a mother of three (six if you count the pets, and seven if you count the husband), run an editing company, and host a weight loss support group. My day is completely booked from … Continue reading #amwriti—SQUIRREL!
Sometimes writing is a joyful thing for me. The words flow and the act of putting together a story fills me with creativity and excitement. Other times...it's not so joyful. It's stressful and draining and takes more out of me than I feel I have to give, especially when there are external, real-life sorts of … Continue reading Playing to Refill Your Creative Reservoir