Sometimes Things Don’t Work Out As Planned

I was having some difficulties last week. Things just didn’t want to go my way. A program I had been using for years malfunctioned. There was a problem with one of my published eBooks. Even things in my personal life went wrong. SSDD, as the saying goes. And then Monday Continue Reading

Writing While on Vacation

I recently took a mini vacation from my job at The Inn to visit my daughter and her boyfriend for her birthday. It was an enjoyable visit, and I got much accomplished for the writing business. The bus ride from Bangor to Caribou, then from Caribou to Old Town on Continue Reading

Why I Love to Work at the Library

Libraries are not what they used to be. That’s for sure. When everyone was shushed if they talked over a whisper, and sometimes for whispering. Things have changed. You are now allowed to use regular voices in the library. Children, in fact, often get a bit louder. Being in the Continue Reading

Write Elsewhere

If you find yourself with a case of writers block, or unable to concentrate for whatever reason, try working somewhere else. This tactic often works for me. I can, generally speaking, work anywhere. I have worked in most of the places listed here. On the bed. On the sofa. At Continue Reading

Background Noise

As a freelance writer, I spend much time at home… alone. I do not work well in complete silence. Playing music does not help. In fact, it makes matters worse because I feel the need to sing along. At that point, work becomes a lost cause. When working elsewhere, I Continue Reading