Category: Productivity

Creativity, Productivity, Writing

Peace and Joy in the University Library

University Library

It’s my favorite time of the year! No, not Christmas (at least not entirely), although I love that, too. Actually, my favorite season does have something to do with Christmas, but nothing to do with shopping, baking or decorating. It’s the time of year to find peace and joy in the local university library.

Productivity, Writing

Keep Writing Through the Holidays (And Why It’s Worth It)

Writing through the holidays

Ah, the holidays. That time of the year when our writing goes out the window because we all have so much “stuff” to do. It’s a wonderful time of year, but it can really wreak havoc with your work. Family obligations, shopping, decorating, baking, and other fun stuff steal your time and your energy, leaving …

Productivity, Writing

Returning to Writing After an Extended Break

Writing After an Extended Break

Sometimes, for any number of reasons, we step away from writing. Sometimes it’s because we make a conscious choice to try something else. Other times we’re forced away from writing due to health, family, work, or financial issues. Whatever the reason, you’ve taken an extended break and now you want to get back at it. …

Creativity, Personal, Productivity

Good Things Happened When I Killed the TV

TV

Over the years, I’ve gone through phases where I experiment with cutting the TV cord for a while. Each time, I notice several areas of my life improve. Inevitably, though, I become weak and TV slips back into my life like some recurrent addiction that I cannot shake. Recently, however, I’ve gone the longest ever …

Career, Productivity, Writing

What to Do When You Want to Quit Writing

When you want to quit writing

You know it’s a bad writing day (week? month?) when you start fantasizing about going back to the real world and getting a job. You’d be paid actual money! Your colleagues might respect your work instead of hitting you with troll reviews on Amazon. There would be conversations with actual adults instead of days of …