If you’re looking to build a career as a full-time writer, you need to hone a laser-like focus. When I was building my business, I would wake up an hour early to write before work and then spend another eight or nine hours in front of my laptop. I wrote on the weekends. Sometimes I … Continue reading Creative Diversions: A Healthy Way to Recharge or a Sneaky Path to Self-Sabotage?
It happens to the best of us. One day you’re humming along on your novel. You’re churning out words like a boss and feeling great, and the next day, you hit a wall. This usually happens to me about a third of the way through a novel. I hit a tough scene or chapter where … Continue reading First Draft Rx: How to Get Unstuck in Your Novel
Being a writer is the best job in the world. I can work from anywhere, write what I like, and I’m not restricted to a traditional 9-to-5. The only real downside (apart from having to explain what I do when I'm trying to get a bank loan) is that in order to maintain my livelihood, … Continue reading Writing in Times of Stress and Upheaval