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Professional critique results + action plan

Two months ago I received back the manuscript assessment from Daniel Goldsmith Associates, for my book Juggling Life, Kids and You.  If you remember from my post in early October, I was hoping that I wasn’t going to have to make too many changes.  I’m pleased to say that results are positive – there’s definitely a market out … Continue reading

When I am not blogging, I am…

…sleeping, working, spending time with the family, relaxing, pottering about the house, exercising, reading, thinking, and the list goes on.  Since completing my 366 day writing challenge a few weeks ago, I have had a chance to reflect on the year and think about what the challenge has taught me.  I’m a fighter and didn’t want to miss a day!  What I have come … Continue reading

Note 272 – My Writing Challenge: 2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,500 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people. Click here to … Continue reading

Note 271 – Ten tips for preparing blogs and articles in advance

Even if you love writing, there may be days when you are feeling a bit under the weather and cannot face logging on to your computer.  When you find yourself feeling like this and you are up against a writing deadline, wouldn’t it be lovely if you had something prepared that you could just tidy up and … Continue reading

Note 257 – Little Writing Steps v Writing Burnout

Daily improvements can really make a difference to your life.  As a writer you may do this by committing yourself to do something daily in order to move closer towards your writing goals.  This can put pressure on you to come up with an article, blog or other writing piece when either inspiration doesn’t strike, or on the days when you are … Continue reading

Note 256 – Balancing Writing and Family

Whilst writing yesterday’s post Note 255 – Writing commitments as a busy parent, I googled write-life balance to see if anyone had written about how to balance writing and life and The Writing/Life Balance by Jamie Raintree was the only article that I could see that title in.  I am so glad I read it and it’s given me … Continue reading

Note 255 – Writing commitments as a busy parent

An amazing post called The Dos and Don’ts for Busy Parents Who Blog appeared in my inbox this morning, and the timing couldn’t have been better as it not only captured exactly how I was feeling yesterday, but sums up how other parents feel when trying to multi-task with writing and other chores. It’s written by … Continue reading

Note 196 – Writing (or thinking about writing) whilst you are cooking!

I see cooking as a bit of a chore whereas I have a passion for writing.  Today I have realised that combining the two, has created something so powerful that I am going to keep a notebook and pen in my kitchen cupboard from now on.  This is going to be very productive multi-tasking.  I usually do have inspirational … Continue reading

Note 175 – Is it okay to not feel like writing some days?

I have had a wonderful day with the family, but now I’m tired and have a headache (have had most of the day).  Although it’s my challenge to blog every day for a year, I’d like to know if it’s okay not to feel like writing some days, even if writing is my passion.   Self-discipline has brought me to my computer … Continue reading

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