Category Archives: focus

A Parent’s (or Grandparent’s) Writing Schedule

With summer vacation upon us, it seemed like a good time to revisit the subject of writing when you are involved with children or grandchildren. When my children were small–and even as they grew older–I struggled to find a writing … Continue reading

Share
Posted in children, efficiency, family, focus, time management, Uncategorized, writing challenges, writing life | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Beware the Fuzzies–and Focus!

“How’s your focus?” It’s a question I’ve been wrestling with lately. Last year my calendar was so full of very good things, but I was frequently exhausted and vaguely dissatisfied. (Well, not vaguely actually. It was a very pointed dissatisfaction … Continue reading

Share
Posted in focus, productivity, time management, Uncategorized, writing challenges, writing life | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Share
Posted in efficiency, energy, focus, getting started, goals, motivation, perseverance, persistence, recovery, strategy, success, time management, Uncategorized, workshops, writing advice, writing challenges, writing habits | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Completion Stage

The past two weeks, I’ve talked about the stages we go through in our writing projects, including the challenges at each stage and ways to keep from derailing. After we have prepared the work-in-progress, let itĀ germinate, worked on it, then … Continue reading

Share
Posted in craft, focus, strategy, Uncategorized, writing advice, writing challenges, writing life | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Celebrating Freedom….for Writers

Sometimes, in order find freedom, you have to take the exit pointed out for you. Last week was one of those weeks. And at the end of this post, I’ll share with you a very easy path to the freedom … Continue reading

Share
Posted in focus, habits, Uncategorized, writing advice, writing challenges | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment