Category Archives: health

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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Resting and Reflecting Before Re-Aligning

Since I last posted regularly, I’ve written three books (two adult mysteries and one juvenile nonfiction book), traveled, and been sick. The holidays blurred by, to be honest, because one of the book deadlines was December 20th. Two days ago … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers Series

If your year has included sickness and/or a lot of deadlines, and you’re dragging yourself into the New Year, I want to point you to a series on self-care for writers. I am making self-care my “push goal” for 2016. … Continue reading

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The Pain of Overload

As I mentioned last time, writers need margin in their lives in order to write. However, margin has disappeared for many people. Frazzled mothers, office workers, retired grandparents, and other writers struggle to find both time and energy to write. … Continue reading

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Restoring Balance

Each person has his or her own set of priorities. However, remember that time is finite. It can’t be stretched, saved, or borrowed. The time devoted to things must be balanced. If we give too much in one area we … Continue reading

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