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

Wrapping up This Year & Planning for Next Year

It’s the time of year when I begin reflecting on what I’ve accomplished and what goals I never got to, among other things. You’ll notice goal planning, Yule, Christmas, and New Year posts coming up on the Facebook page, and those will help you to get started on the coming Continue Reading

What do you Hope to be doing in 5 Years? 10 Years? 20 Years?

I don’t know about you but I’ve been steadily working toward my goals this year. With a series of fiction books published to Amazon, and an upcoming nonfiction book, I feel I’m well on my way to achieving my long-term goals. What is most important in your life? What do Continue Reading

Plan Now for an Easier Holiday Season

Another holiday season is behind us. All the craziness is over, and we can all relax. Breathe.  At least for a little bit. I posted some New Year goal ideas the other day, if you haven’t  read it yet, as well as a few updates about what I have going Continue Reading

Back-to-School: Preparing Your Business And Your Family For A Smooth Transition

Many freelancers limit the amount of time they spend on work during the summer months, to fit more easily with their family’s schedule. Understandable. We want to spend time with them, enjoying activities and downtime together. When the time comes for children to go back to school, the freelancer resumes Continue Reading

Go on a Personal & Creativity Retreat

Not that you really have to go anywhere, I plan to take mine right at home – and in the general area. Or, if you prefer, a trip away from home would also be wonderful.  I was filling out my notebook, reading on Leonie Dawson’s blog, when I came across Continue Reading

My Notebook: How it Helps. What it is Helping With

Not long ago, I discovered Leonie Dawson. She is so upbeat, and works hard to motivate people. Because of my horrible memory, I do not remember whether I got this idea from one of her blog posts or a YouTube video, but a notebook was brought to my attention. One Continue Reading

Getting Ahead, In Preparation for NaNoWriMo

Embed from Getty Images NaNoWriMo begins November 1st, and I am beginning to prepare already. I want to be sure I have all my ducks in a row so I will have plenty of time to work on my book. There are many things a writer can do to prepare Continue Reading

NaNoWriMo: Keepin’ it Real, Keepin’ it Healthy

Embed from Getty Images With NaNoWriMo starting November 1st, it is a good idea to start thinking about how to get through that month as smoothly as possible. We want to come through the other end in relatively good health, physically and mentally. November, after all, is a darn stressful, Continue Reading

NaNoWriMo Starts in a Month!

Am I doing the challenge this year? I think so 🙂 November is a hectic month, what with the visit up north to visit my daughter Skye, and work picking up at the inn. But I am planning to do the challenge again this year. I think the story I Continue Reading