I’ve struggled with blog posts over the years. I’ve tried to follow guidelines for building readers. I tried writing in a niche: writing about writing. Writing what I know – customer service, parenting (even though there’s no gauge that says any parent is doing it right). A few times I let random things pop in… Read More Just Go For It
The Odd: I think it’s the “again” that makes me snort. Maybe “reporting party” should ask neighbor to share vet, food, and grooming costs?
I’ve been watching way too many competition shows lately: Master Chef, Food Truck Race, one episode of America’s Next Top Model (I’m too old for that much drama, I want to go all psycho mom on the people and clean up their attitudes), and some old Survivor episodes. A common theme is people who want… Read More K.A. Cheerleader: Want to be the Best? Work for it.
Today I’m sharing a little insight. This isn’t just for writers, this is for everyone. We all have times where we struggle to move forward and finding a mantra that propels us – helps us put one foot in front of the other – can make everything much easier to bear.
I haven’t fallen off the health wagon completely. I’m holding onto the underside of the carriage in hopes of working my way back up. As I wiggle and squirm to hold on, I’ll share why exercise is so important to me:
I love encouragement. I also love the truth. Which makes it hard for me to trust a lot of the encouragement I receive because when people are supportive they tend to do little white lies or omissions. As in, “It’s okay you didn’t get to your writing, it’s hard to write with kids around.” When actually they’re… Read More Yes, You Do Have Time
I had an epiphany the other night. One of those light-bulb, head-smacking moments that seems so obvious, but for whatever reason I was too blind to notice before now. I was reading a novel and noticed similarities between the book I was reading and the book I am writing. Normally, this would discourage me. I… Read More Reading a Book with Similarities to One You’re Writing?
Previously posted on Contentedly Neurotic blog October 17, 2008 I’ve been lucky enough to join an online writer’s group this week, it’s a free event and it continues through a full week. It’s called the Muse Online Writer’s Conference. I have learned a lot and will continue to learn as I assimilate all the information… Read More The Best Strategies for Accomplishing Writing Tasks (or any other task)
Some days we lack the desire to exercise. Whether it be from a cruddy night’s sleep, or plain old lack of motivation, sometimes it’s hard to find the oomph. Here’s to your motivation! Find a quote that speaks volumes to you. Print it. Tape it beside your bed. Look at it. Live it.