Monday, November 24, 2014

3 Ways to Support Your Fiction Habit
While Working Towards That Big Contract

Many of us are committed fiction writers, yet haven’t been paid for our efforts in years. Sometimes it’s hard to convince family and friends and we’re working when we don’t bring home a paycheck. Sometimes it’s even hard to convince ourselves. So what’s a devoted novelist to do while waiting to land a big contract? […]

To Sleep or Not to Sleep?

The kids are finally asleep. I just kicked off a second load of laundry, straightened the living room (for the fourteenth time today) and cleaned the bathroom. Exhausted, I ignored the dirty dishes in the sink. It’s 9:27 PM, but it feels like 11. I should write. I should work on that project that has […]

Writing With a New Job

Not so long ago I posted about the interuption of hunting for a new job. Naturally, there comes another shock to your daily routine when the new job is found. If you’re like me, it’s difficult to maintain any kind of writing routine when your real world is suddenly derailed and put upon a new […]

Interrupted by…Unemployment

You’re fired. It’s not just a catchy phrase worthy of copywrite protection by billionaires turned reality show stars. It happens to all of us at least once in our professional lives. When it happens to the part-time writer, our first response may be, “The heck with it, now’s my chance to write full time!” Whoa […]

Balancing School with Writing

Writing fiction is, for most of us, rarely a full-time job; it’s a labor of love.  And for most of us, finding the time to devote to our craft is a struggle between family and other responsibilities both inside and outside the home. It’s hard to create a balance between the life we love and […]

Breaking Sedentary Habits Through Vertical Work Stations

Today I bring you practical tips to rid your life of sedentary habits. I think we all know that prolonged periods of sitting and sedentary lifestyles are not in our best interest. We know we should be exercising, lifting weights, and eating well. Right? But did you know that in the January 18, 2011, edition […]

Making Work at Home Work with a Family

Successfully Growing a Family and a Business Under One Roof Do you run a business and manage a family from your home? If so, you’re not alone. Nearly three million women currently juggle the titles of both “mom” and “entrepreneur”  simultaneously. If you’re one of these women, you know it can be difficult. The following […]

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