Friday, November 27, 2015

Procrastination Nation

September 17, 2015 by  
Filed under Blog, Craft, Goals, Time Management

Hello, my name is Julie, and I’m a procrastinator. It’s something that I struggle with often. I have a short attention span, which isn’t helpful when you’re writing novels. I’m the mom of a four-year-old and have a full-time job. If I procrastinate, I’m not going to get it all done. It has forced me […]

I Do My Best Writing in the Shower

September 10, 2015 by  
Filed under Blog, Interruptions, Time Management

The key to a more productive writing life, for me, may be an increase of distractions. I’m not kidding. I can sit down in a quiet house, long hours stretched before me, all allocated beautifully (according to my DayTimer) for writing. Nothing happens. My fingers idly tap the desk. I take another sip of coffee […]

The 52 Books Challenge

December 10, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Time Management

Over on my blog,, I’ve started a challenge. Having heard a few too many of my friends, both virtual and real, tell me that they never read any more, I decided to ask them, and you, if you can commit to 52 books in 2014. A book a week. Paper, e-book, or audio. I […]

Goal Setting for Codependents

September 9, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Goals, Time Management

STOP… before you scroll past this post. I know, the word codependent conjures up all types of dysfunctions I’m sure you don’t have, but what if the the goal setting principles in the post can actually help you set goals AND reach them? Are you willing to take a chance and read on? To swallow […]

Why I Choose Not to Care So I Can Focus

August 22, 2013 by  
Filed under Balance, Blog, Encouragement, Faith, Time Management

It was an innocent post. Not innocuous, mind you, but innocent. Little more than a link, really. Within minutes a storm of political debate erupted. Opinions collided on the economy, healthcare reform, Christian rights and responsibilities and elitist strongholds over mercy. Hoo, boy. This shifted my whole morning. I expected to post the link, then […]

Lose the Guilt: The Harsh Reality of a Reader…Interrupted

August 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Time Management

I have way too many books in my TBR (To Be Read) pile. Way too many friends with books I’ve been wanting to read for years. YEARS! Some of these books are personally autographed to me. They wait and stare and guilt me into not giving them away because I have to read them. My book […]

8 Ways to Kill Your Writing Mojo

August 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Encouragement, Goals, Time Management, Writing

This whole writing business can be quite pesky. I mean, who really needs a muse popping up at inconvenient times and giving you burning inspiration that simply must be addressed? Who likes having a physical need to express oneself creatively? And who enjoys a solid groove of manuscript progress? There are ways to make it […]

Managing What’s Left of Your Summer

July 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Time Management

Summer. Time to slow down, relax a little, and finish (or start) those neglected projects you started last year. Right? I had grand plans of doing all the above, and while I’ve dabbled in fun and accomplishments, it hasn’t been to the degree I had planned. How about you? So in an attempt to embrace […]

How Writers Can Use Pinterest for Marketing

July 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Marketing, Time Management

Pinterest has quickly become one of the fastest growing social networks and is turning heads in marketing circles. It’s time writers get on the train. Last month Brandy gave us a great piece on why writers should NOT use Pinterest. Anyone who has visited the site can tell you how quickly a few minutes turn […]

3 Ways to Simplify Your Life and Write!

July 15, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Home Management, Time Management

We all have the same 24 hours in a day. But it’s what we do with those 24 hours that separates the productive from the unproductive. So how can writers simplify their life so they can find more time to write? Prioritize Think of the three most important things in your life. The three things […]

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