My life is a pendulum

June 4, 2014
Heart Pendulum

My life is a pendulum. And sometimes that’s a scary thing. But it doesn’t have to be. I recently spent a week away at a writing retreat, which was intense and productive and amazing. I’m about a third of the way into my very first novel, and while I had a 35,000-foot view of the …

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Writing Retreat!

April 22, 2014

I have a day job. Well, I’m self-employed and run my own business, but it’s the same thing: a good chunk of my time every day is spent on Other People’s Stuff. And I find I write better in concentrated, focused periods. I can write non-fiction business stuff in 10-minute increments, but not fiction. One …

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Writing Process Blog Hop

April 4, 2014

A big thank you to Suzanne Stengl for inviting me on this “Writing Process Blog Hop”. Suzanne writes cozy mysteries and heartwarming romance. When she needs a break from her keyboard, she swims lengths at the Y, skis at Sunshine Village and hikes in the Rockies. She’s also a pretty good line dancer . . …

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It’s a GOOD day to write!

January 29, 2014
Writing

It’s a cold, grey, snowy day. The plumber never showed. The electrician never called to reschedule from not showing yesterday. One of my sons is dealing with a cracked tooth. My bum knee is whining at me, the result of slipping on the ice outside on Monday. And yet, and yet. It’s a GOOD day! …

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Procrastination

January 16, 2014
Write Later

Procrastination, procrastination Is makin’ me late Is keepin’ ’em waitin’ (with apologies to Carly Simon) I write part-time. I thought I’d be writing full time by now, but somehow when you spend 20+ years being an entrepreneur, when you start to walk away from your business it follows you — and mine walks faster than …

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The Writer as Conduit

October 9, 2013

(or How I Break Through Blocks) I’ve gotten a lot of coaching over the last few years. I’ve belonged to business and personal coaching programs, attended webinars and teleseminars, read books, worked one on one with coaches. It’s all different, and it’s all good. One of the common elements or teachings is about “being in …

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