Category Archives: energy

Beware! Burnout Ahead

“Writing is not everything,” says Lisa Shearin in Writer Magazine. “And if you want longevity in this business, play isn’t just important–it’s critical. We get so intensely focused on having achieved the dream and working so hard to keep the … Continue reading

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How the Chunky Method Saved My Life

A couple of months ago, after being sick and traveling and meeting two book deadlines, I stalled when given some unwelcome health news which required tests and more tests. I got really, really behind on an adult mystery, and for … Continue reading

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Writers Running on Adrenaline

What fuel are you running on? Many writers these days are frantically running from place to place, working too many hours, volunteering for too many projects, working nights and weekends hoping for approval. On top of that, in order to … Continue reading

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Mastering Mood-Dependent Writing Stages

One day this week I was tired and headache-y, yet I needed to get some writing done. I don’t know about you, but I find writing a¬†grueling challenge on the rare days I feel rotten. That’s why I found a … Continue reading

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Lions, and Tigers, and Bears…oh my!

Deadlines, and funerals, and a computer virus…oh my! It’s been one of those weeks! (Photo courtesy of http://the-english-spot.blogspot.com/2009/11/cartoon-idiom-to-be-swamped.html) A Few Days Later It’s the weekend, and I’m more tired than I’ve been in a good long while. ¬†And with the … Continue reading

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