5 favorite time sucks

As a writer, I’ve perfected the art of distractions. Whenever I hit a difficult scene, a place where more research is needed, or a good old-fashioned writer’s block, these are the 5 time sucks that temporarily relieve me of my pain and send me spiraling into the abyss of diversionary entertainment. 1. Facebook or YouTube …

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Being a lazy writer

I’ve been a lazy writer. I admit it. I have not done any book writing since NaNoWriMo, or book editing since December. I keep seeing other authors I follow in blogs and on Facebook talking about their work-in-progress, and the green-eyed monster in me wants to be doing what they’re doing. But I’m not. I …

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December book news

I just sent out my 2nd newsletter today. Didn’t get it? That means you’re not on my mailing list!  Click on the “Subscribe to Newsletter” link above to get on my mailing list and not miss anything. Here’s what was sent out today: Happy December! I hope everything is going smooth as you gear up …

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Writing without distraction

I admit it. Distraction is a major adversary when it comes to my writing. Every time I’m pinged with a new retweet on Twitter, a new comment on Facebook, a new email, a text message, or even a new thought that pops in my head that must be Googled, I’m taken from my writing and …

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How to be a writer, friend, parent, and full time employee…all at the same time

Writing a book is not my only source of income.  Okay, who am I kidding?  It hasn’t quite reached the status of “income” yet.  But it does take up a huge part of my time.  After all, I love writing. I breathe writing.  I’ve been writing ever since I learned how to pick up a …

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