Are You a NaNoWriMo Rebel?

I’ve been doing some reading on the NaNoWriMo site, even though I’m not planning to join the fun this year. Why? Because I’m curious. About what? Their official stance on writing nonfiction rather than fiction for the challenge. You see, I’ve been toying with the idea of using the challenge Continue Reading

Write Now, Publish Later

This article was originally posted to the blog on January 13, 2013. It has been updated and was added to the content of my recent eBook, Organize Your Space and Stuff. All of the pre-2015 organizational articles, with the exception of What is Your Theme Word? Mine is Prepare were Continue Reading

What do I Enjoy Most About Writing?

When I’m in the process of writing, I’m not thinking about anything else. No matter where I am, inside or out, I’m in a zone. Anything could happen around me, and I’d most likely be oblivious. Because of this, I actually get quite relaxed. I’m not always one to relax, Continue Reading

Fun Personal Projects for Writers: Create a Fun Newsletter

I like to write newsletters. I have two that I write with each seasonal change: Freelance Ponderings and Advice Frugal Recipes Happenings I used to write a homeschool one as well, when I homeschooled my daughters, and had a parents newsletter for my daycare. They are fun to create, and Continue Reading

5 Ways For Freelancers To Enjoy Autumn While Staying Productive

I don’t know about you, but if I work inside too much during the autumn months I find myself staring out the window at the pretty scenery, daydreaming rather than writing, far too often. Numerous times a day even. I feel like I just need to be out there, rather Continue Reading

Take Your Business Outside This Fall

With fall upon us, we want to enjoy the remainder of the good weather. All too soon winter will be here, and we’ll want to be inside where it is warm. Why not take your work out the porch, or even into the yard at a picnic table now? I Continue Reading

Don’t be too Hard on Yourself

As a freelancer, it becomes evident that you are not always going to get what you want. Things are not always going to go as planned. You are not always going to be able to pull everything off, like getting dinner on the table for your family when the deadline Continue Reading

NaNoWriMo Update 11/11/2014

Well, my plans for writing on November 2nf did not pan out. See NaNoWriMo has Begun. I had the best of intentions, believe me, but the weather was so bad we lost the power for most of the day, after only a few hundred words typed. I was so disappointed. Continue Reading

20 Thanksgiving Writing and Photography Prompts

Embed from Getty Images Autumn brings Thanksgiving. A wonderful day to reflect on what we are each thankful for. It also brings autumn decorations, crisp air, and beautiful scenery. All these things bring to mind many writing and photography outlets for the freelancer. These ideas will get you started, and 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