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The Sticker Trick: A Highly Effective Way for Writers To Hold Themselves Accountable

I was stumbling through the interwebsphere this afternoon when I came across an amazing trick.  If you’re having trouble keeping your word count up (or writing at all), this trick will help you.

To be honest, I was going to write a full post about it, but then I found a video by Victoria Schwab, and I just had to share.  I love the way she presents the information, and I know you will too.  🙂

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Time Management Part 1

I’ve seen this tweet popping up everywhere, probably because it is a universal truth.  Our daily tasks aren’t hard individually, but managing them within a strict time frame is!

If you’re reading this, you are most likely bad at managing your time.  Don’t worry.  I’m bad at it, too.  In fact, part of my inspiration for writing this particular post stems from my own time management struggles.

Just the other day, a friend asked me what my weekly schedule is like. It was then that I realized that I have – literally – no spare time!  How can I be so busy?

That’s what sparked the idea for this post.  I know I’m probably not the only bad time manager, so I decided to share how I’ve been better managing it lately. Continue reading Time Management Part 1

When I Gave Up

Sometimes we all need a break.  From reality.  From our friends.  From everything.

I usually never take breaks, but this time I had to.  I had reached an impasse in my writing and I didn’t know what to do.  I felt like I had done everything.  I had started a new project, had abandoned it, had written short stories, had written several posts, had read a few new books on writing, had even taken classes purely for motivation’s sake.

I had done so much that I had exhausted myself.  I felt like giving up.

So, I did.

I stopped doing, and I stopped cold turkey.  I stopped writing for two weeks, something I had never done before.  And something amazing happened!

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