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What’s Your Drug of Choice?

Writing is my heroin. I am unquestionably a happier more productive human being when I write regularly. I didn’t know this about myself for a long time. I remember distinctly, having a series of very bad days. I was constantly grumpy, everything seemed to be going wrong, the world was falling apart around me, and […]

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Ending the Overwhelm

The instantaneous consumerism of the internet  is overloading authors with pressure to be more and more prolific. It is no longer considered prolific to be publishing a book a year. The rapidly changing publishing industry is creating havoc. Traditionally published authors aren’t certain they’ll have a future in it, and indie authors are scrambling to produce […]

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Guest Blogging and Workshops and Books, oh my!

This morning I am blogging over at Savvy Authors  on Identity and the writer. In the article I talk about why we so often question ourselves being “real” writers, what we can do about it, and the positive results we experience when we embrace our identity. If you like what you read in that blog, […]

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It Makes a Difference

Why does it feel like such a chore to sit down and actually write?  It’s that sense of dread that often leads to procrastination. What if you actually enjoyed the writing process? Yes, it is possible! It starts with the love of the story you’re writing, and a love of the characters. A curiosity  and […]

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What’s Stopping You. . . Part 2

We are now well into September, and our routines are, if not settled, then nearly so. Do you still find you’re unable to take those small steps towards achieving your goals? Maybe you just don’t feel like you have the energy to get started after a long day, and need to use your weekends to […]

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What’s stopping you from moving forward?

It’s that time of year again: The beginning of the school year. Even if you don’t have kids in school or are not a University student yourself, or work in the academic field, September is always the mark of a new year. Fall is in the air and day trips to the beach are numbered. […]

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The Joy of Adventure

I don’t know about you, but I love adventure. I love trying new things, and taking advantage of opportunities that come along once in a lifetime. I’m an introvert. I’d rather stay home curled up on my couch with a good book, which on the surface totally contradicts that first paragraph. I used to have […]

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Setting Achievable and Exceedable Goals

What are achievable and exceedable goals? Achievable and exceedable goals are the small steps you set yourself en route to completing your project. They fit into your daily routine. They are specific, focused on a single task. And they are measurable in that you will know when it has been achieved. With our main end-goal […]

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Surround yourself with Support

In my e-book and workshop “Silencing Your Inner Saboteur” I discuss how common it is for family and friends to be the ones who stand in our way of making changes, completing our projects, following through on a diet, and even following our dreams. It isn’t that our family and friends aren’t well intentioned. They […]

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