Raise your hand if you’ve ever thought, Oh, I will get some writing done on the weekend. The weekend! The Holy Grail. The time where all gets postponed to some FUTURE place where you will magically have more time. I am guilty of this. And then the weekend comes, and I have a house to clean and groceries to get … Read More
Create a Workspace
Writing can feel overwhelming at times. And if you’re not sure where to start, a key action you can take is to create a workspace. It may seem obvious that having a dedicated writing space will set you up for success, but this gets missed by so many people. Especially by the multitaskers out there (you know who you are). … Read More
Feeling stuck? Remember: Writing is FUN!
One way to stick it to writer’s block is to incorporate the things you love. Here are a few of the things that keep me going: • Socializing• Time with friends and family• A glass of wine• Food• Dancing I have found a way to include all of these into my daily writer’s life. It makes writing a lot more … Read More
Could your book use a little inspiration?
If you’ve heard of the Law of Attraction, you’ve probably also heard of vision boards or treasure maps. I like to call them inspiration boards. The idea is that by surrounding yourself with images of who you want to be, what you want to have, and where you want to live or visit, your life changes to match those images … Read More
Say Yes First
When an opportunity presents itself, sometimes you just have to go for it. In that split second before there is time to think about it, talk yourself out of it, rationalize, be practical, or “mull it over,” GO FOR IT. Especially when it comes to writing your book. Just say yes. Swing for the fences and start running the bases. … Read More
Making Bold Moves
I can’t help you plan for your retirement. I can’t help you schedule your five-year plan….or your one-year plan. But… Bold Moves? I know Bold Moves. I can help you with that, so I jumped at the chance to write this week’s blog. Let’s not pussy foot around. Here are writing tips from the reigning Queen of Bold Moves: Trust … Read More
Should I self-publish or publish with a publisher?
Recently a client reached out to me with the following question: “I have an editor friend who is encouraging me to find a publisher vs self-publishing. I want to open this book up to all possibilities and I want to know what you think?” I can’t tell you how many times I get my question. Here was my response: Focus … Read More
When Is It Time to Kill Your Book?
There I was, sitting on a bench outside of the Apple Store bawling my eyes out. I had lost everything. My hard drive had crashed and a book I had been working on – or talking about working on – for a year and a half was gone forever. I was in shock. All was lost. Nothing could be done. I … Read More
5 Tips to Better Blogging
Recently, one of my clients was approached by the special sections editor of an online business journal to write some articles as a guest columnist for their how-to section. (This is what happens when you write and publish a book. People approach you for your expertise, rather than you having to approach them.) Since I had helped him write his book, he … Read More
Who Are You Writing To?
I woke up in the middle of the night a few weeks ago with a gasp. I scrambled to grab my phone and open up the notes section, bleating into my voice-to-text at 2 am. I had been stuck. My book – which I started in February of 2015 – had been lying there dormant and stagnant for more than … Read More