Tag: productivity

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 …

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Writing Tips & Career Advice

The Cause of My First Creativity Dark Age

Dark Age

A few months ago, I wrote a piece about surviving the Creativity Dark Ages. The Dark Ages are those periods where you want to create, but it simply doesn’t seem possible. You’re working too much, kids are in the way, or other life stressors are taking you away from your creative projects. It’s tempting to …

Productivity & Time Management, Writing Tips & Career Advice

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 & Time Management, Writing Tips & Career Advice

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 Boosting & Inspiration, Productivity & Time Management, Random Generalizations & Observations

Good Things Happened When I Killed the 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 …