Tag: focus

Productivity & Time Management, Writing Tips & Career Advice

More Focus + Fewer Projects = Increased Productivity


I am the poster child for having the focus of a squirrel caught in traffic. At one point, I had no less than six novels going, plus a bunch of half-baked short stories and several freelancing projects. Oh, and I thought it would be a good idea to learn nine languages on DuoLingo. And I’m …

Books, Reading, & Libraries

Embracing Slow Reading

Slow Reading Snail

There’s no real news this week and I’m still catching up on the books I’ve checked out over the past couple of weeks. So instead of a reading list this week, I thought I’d muse on something I’ve been trying to incorporate into my reading life: The concept of slow reading.

Books, Reading, & Libraries

Library Haul & Reading List 04/15/16

Library ebooks

Wow. Release day is almost here. My blog tour starts next week and I’ll finally start getting a sense of how Broken Fate is doing sales-wise. It’s all exhilarating and terrifying. However, as much as I’m looking forward to the release, I’m also looking a little forward to getting it behind me so that things …

Books, Reading, & Libraries, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Become a Better Writer: Preserve and Improve Your Reading Skills


It’s no secret that reading and writing go hand in hand. Most successful writers are avid readers. We learn our craft by reading and dissecting the works of others. We take inspiration from them and we learn from their failures. But our reading skills may not be what they once were. New research shows that …