Tag: time management

Productivity & Time Management, Writing Tips & Career Advice

The Joy of Having Less Time

Less Time

What’s the one thing we as humans always wish for more of? (Other than money.) Time. Everyone is always complaining about how they just need more time in the day/week/month. Just a couple more hours could make all the difference! Sometimes that’s true. And sometimes you can actually make a little more time by giving …

Productivity & Time Management, Writing Tips & Career Advice

More Focus + Fewer Projects = Increased Productivity

Focus

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

Surviving the Creativity Dark Ages

Dark Ages

Sooner or later, in any creative/artistic occupation or hobby, it happens: The Dark Ages of Creativity descend upon you. Your creativity dries up or there’s simply no time or energy left to create. The love of the work which once fueled you turns to hate. (Or at least a mild loathing.) You can’t see a …

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

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 …

Marketing & Platform Building, Writing Tips & Career Advice

Overwhelmed? Start With One Thing.

Overwhelmed

Before I hit my groove as a freelancer and novelist, I wasted a lot of years cowering under the table, completely overwhelmed by the idea of working for myself. I was scared of marketing and accounting, hampered by the fact that I knew nothing about either. Lengthy novels seemed like a marathon I’d never finish. …