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Taking a fresh look at your writing routine

Sometimes it’s difficult to get your head around a new routine especially where your regular writing time slots have changed or disappeared completely; however, as with any change, it allows you to have a fresh look at things.  Here are a few questions to ask yourself before deciding on a new routine: What is the … Continue reading

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

Writing and editing now the inspiration is back…

I haven’t sat at the computer and just typed for quite a while.  I don’t know why this is, because I’ve had loads to write about as I’ve been studying many personal development books on the topics of parenting, clutter and time management and I have enough material but haven’t felt inspired enough to write a … 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 357 – The approach to taking time off from your daily blog

With only nine days of my writing challenge to go….I feel like it’s going to be the longest nine days ever!  Anyway, enough of the rant!  If you have a daily blog like me, you may choose to post your blog at about the same time each day and feel like there is no break between one day and the next … Continue reading

Note 354 – Converting time and words into money

I have worked out that by the time My Writing Challenge is over, I would have spent approximately 663 hours researching, writing, editing and perfecting posts (and that’s not including all the other writing projects that I have). The way I worked it out is that each post has taken anything from half an hour to three hours from start … Continue reading

Note 346 – Reviewing writing challenges and goals

Imagine this – you are in the middle of a challenge that you set yourself and you can’t break free for fear of failing, or letting others down. Failing what? Letting who down? If you set the goal, you can change the following things about it: Where the new goal post is e.g. change it … Continue reading

Note 338 – My blog is my frog…

You may remember from Note 336 – The 7 advantages and 7 disadvantages of daily blogging, that I always tend to leave the task of ‘writing or editing my blog posts’ until late at night (which isn’t always my most productive time).  Now, I’d like to introduce you to a book I read a couple of years ago … Continue reading

Note 336 – The 7 advantages and 7 disadvantages of daily blogging

11 months down, 1 to go! With just 30 days to go on my 366 day Writing Challenge, I am pleased to say that it’s been an enjoyable experience, but also very time-consuming. Blogging every day (in addition to a day job) without a break can be exhausting some days and it’s not something I’m … Continue reading

Note 297 – Everyone’s talking about ‘writing time’

Everyone seems to be writing about ‘writing time’ at the moment, whether it’s having too much or not enough. Two examples I’ve read today are Give the pen to a busy person by Jamie Raintree and ‘Too much time on my hands by Vikki (The View Outside). Jamie gets so much more done when she … Continue reading

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