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Procrastination Rears Its Ugly Monster Head

Procrastination Rears Its Ugly Monster Head

The procrastination monster has returned! Time to cower in my blanket fort and listen to the whoosh of missed deadlines. How have I procrastinated? Let me count the ways: 1. Baby Stuff Two months out from our baby-day estimate, I […]

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Politics Of Art; or, Don’t Piss Off Writers

Politics Of Art; or, Don’t Piss Off Writers

Politics here in the US have become a circus at best, and a nightmare most of the time. To borrow a friend’s brilliant expression: it is a Trumpster fire. When millions of lives – to one extent or another – […]

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Failing Upward; or, Don’t Give Up

Failing Upward; or, Don’t Give Up

Anytime you take a chance, you run the risk of failing. Otherwise, where are the stakes? The adventure? I had to cancel my workshop over the weekend because life happened to everyone who’d given me definites. Funny how that happens. […]

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When Productivity Becomes a Toxic Push

When Productivity Becomes a Toxic Push

You try to make the most of every spare minute – make it the most productive. But sometimes the greatest boost to productivity you can give is just to do nothing productive at all. Seriously. The ability to be productive […]

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Better All The Time: Halfway Goals Update

Better All The Time: Halfway Goals Update

Goals updates alway surprise me. I spend so much time believing I kick my heels, going nowhere. But when I look back, I realize that what felt like fruitless circles are really massive strides. This time, I’m in an active, […]

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Twitter Wisdom, Well Timed and Much Needed

Twitter Wisdom, Well Timed and Much Needed

I’ve had downtime in the last week, and with downtime comes Twitter scrolling. Lots of Twitter scrolling. And in the writing world, some great wisdom keeps popping up. Wisdom #1: The myth that you have to write every day in […]

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