Spring Desk Decor

Writing and other freelance jobs are not just about the work. You have to be comfortable in the space where you do the work. I accomplish this, in part, by ‘decorating’ my desk. This is what I came up with for spring: Continue Reading

How to Write a Blog Post in an Hour or Less

I open up the site administration area, and start a new blog post. The first thing I do when I get in there is set the feature image, then I write the article using my list and notes. I don’t worry too much about spelling and whatnot at this point, I simply need to get the words typed. Continue Reading

Sit or Stand? Or Both?

I’m sure you’ve read the reports indicating how bad it is for you to sit at a desk all day. Writer’s are guilty of this, for sure. I have a desk job at the inn where I work, plus I write, sometimes for hours a day. How about you? How much sit-down time are you clocking in a day? Include in this count time spent in vehicles, watching television, and eating meals, and you can see how all that time sitting is adding up each day. Continue Reading

Brainstorming Sessions with the Bestest

One thing I’ve been trying to do with this site is stress that life is not all about your freelance path. It is also about relationships, and keeping them healthy. It is about the happiness factor.

Today I want to discuss how you can keep in touch regularly with your bestest, in such a way that your business and hers will benefit from your time spent together. Continue Reading

10 Examples of What to do Next

So, you finally finished that big project, set up your first website, or wrote that book you’d been putting off. Good for you! Be proud. Be confident. Take a moment to just basque in what you have accomplished. It. Was. Huge. You know it was.

But now that you’re done, what should you do next? Continue Reading

How Many Times Have You Put off Writing That Book?

I know you have one. An idea for a book that would be a great compliment to your blog. One to offer as your first freebie to get people to sign up for your mailing list. One to sell on your website. Or one that you would like to have traditionally published and sold in stores. Continue Reading

How Downtime can Help You to Succeed

Downtime. That illusive thing we all say we are going to have in our life, but many of us forget about because we are so busy with life and work that we do not know how to slow down until we fall into bed at night, exhausted. Many of us never take downtime. We just let it linger in front of us, knowing we need it but not able to get there; to experience it. Continue Reading

Here’s What Happens When You Stay Focused

Depending on the time of year, I write at different places. At home, at my other job, at the cafe down the street, or outside at the park or in the gardens. These places each have their benefits. Continue Reading

5 Minutes to a Better Morning: Planning & Setting Up the Night Before

There are many pros to this practice, including:

* Being more organized.
* Being able to start your day more quickly, without feeling bogged down by the smaller things.
*Idea generation in the evening, once you know what you’re plans are.
* More ideas in the morning before you even get started. Continue Reading