• Motivation,  Organization,  Perils of a Mom Writer,  Time Management

    Three Tricks I Used Around My House That Gave Me More Time To Write

    Back in the early days of my original blog, my computer was in my kitchen. It was easy for me to go back and forth between Mommy responsibilities and my writing passions. But I was always looking for ways to make the have-tos more time efficient.  Keep in mind, these all come from a Stay-At-Home Homeschooling Mother of Five point of view. I fully understand that everyone doesn’t live their life like mine (poor you!) but perhaps my ideas will stimulate some of yours! Here are the first three tricks I used to train my family that gave me more time to write!  #1: Delegate! If you’re a mom, start…

  • Craft,  Discipline,  Motivation

    Must Haves For The Time-Crunched Writer With Big, Big Dreams

    Only read this if you want to get serious about your big, big dreams.  Are you one of those flighty types who can’t settle down? Then this blog post isn’t for you. If you want to write a book because everybody’s doing it, then this blog post is not for you. If you read J.A. Konrath’s account of how his independently published books have practically made him a household word (and a truck load of money) and you think you can do it just like he did, then this blog post is not for you.  This blog post (and the website, and the Facebook group) is for the people who will do what it takes to pursue their dreams,…