• Tools for Writers
    Journal,  Writing

    Tools for Writers

    In the field of writing, there are so many tools out there for you to choose from. One could get lost in the sea of information, systems, and apps that are available to help those aspiring to write, edit, research and more. As you journey on this path to becoming a great author, you will try all the things to get down a system for yourself. Writing programs, apps, the dreaded editing (unless you like edits, then contact me because I hate them with a passion) revising, and more. What you find is that some things that work for others, will not work for you. Each of us has our…

  • Focus
    Inspirational,  Journal,  Writing

    Focus

    Nothing gets me more irritated then when I can’t focus on what needs to get done. So, what really is focus and how to you keep ahold of it or get it back when you lose it? Let’s get right to it. Dictionary.com a central point, as of attraction, attention, or activity: The need to prevent a nuclear war became the focus of all diplomatic efforts a point at which rays of light, heat, or other radiation meet after being refracted or reflected to bring to a focus or into focus; cause to converge on a perceived point: to focus the lens of a camera. concentrate: to focus one’s thoughts; to focus troop deployment…

  • Featured Organizing
    Journal,  Writing

    Organizing Your Novel

    Everyone has their own processes and systems to keep things organized and together as they write, but what if you’re just starting or are in need of a fresh start with your organizing? Keep reading and you’ll find some ideas I’ve dug up for you because, well, I’m in the same boat. Let’s take a look at what I’ve found… Electronic Organization I’ve found that quite a few have used an electronic system for keeping their stories organized. Let’s dive in and look as what others are doing. Trello With Trello you have different boards, cards, lists and more, it’s no wonder many turn to Trello for their organizing needs.…

  • Update
    Journal,  Writing

    Progress Update

    As I like to do every quarter, I like to tell you how I’ve been progressing with each of the things I had planned to get done this year. It keeps me focused and provide me with accountability when I’ve got others who are seeing what I’m doing and how I’m progressing through each item. How are you doing so far this year? I’d love to hear how you’re progressing on your goals. Let’s get to it… Books Series I’ve had betas go through my first story and let me tell you, I was not expecting the responses that I got. It’s hard to see, but a necessary evil. I…

  • Spring Break
    Journal,  Writing

    (Spring) BREAK

    March and April bring a whole new perspective to the word ‘break’. As the days wear on and things are now becoming mundane and ordinary we feel underwhelmed (or overwhelmed), uninspired, and are in need for the chance to refresh our minds and bodies. To calm the raging monster within that’s telling you it’s time to take a break from life and just relax and rejuvenate your soul. Why You Need A Break and Why They Matter                                                                    …

  • Relationships
    Journal,  Writing

    Real Relationships

    In a previous post, we talked about fictional relationships, so I thought we could touch on real relationships as well. Relationships are everywhere within your short life, so much so, that you may not realize you even have some. As you go about your day, you’re creating them, nurturing them, building them up and in some cases breaking them down or losing them. The relationships you have with others are what make us who we are. It’s what connects us to those around us. Types of Relationships As you go throughout your day, you connect with people on many levels and in different ways. Each unique in its own way.…

  • Inspirational,  Writing

    Affection

    Affection like love is another word that is associated with this time of month, though I believe the two to be very different. But before we get into the details of that let’s get our definitions in. Wiki The act of affecting or acting upon The state of being affected An attribution; a quality or property; a condition An emotion; a feeling or natural impulse acting upon & swaying the mind Dictionary A gentle feeling of fondness or liking The act or process of affecting or being affected Differences Affection in all its wonder is sometimes, if not all of the time used interchangeably with love. Though they do have…

  • Journal,  Writing

    Newly Implemented For 2019

    With the start of the new year, and as many do, I’ve decided to implement some new items to my morning and my daily routine. These tools are helping me to keep my life and business organized. So far it’s working great. Maybe not as well when I travel, but it’s working great none-the-less. So, let’s talk about these new tools and daily routine that help me to get things done timely and efficiently. Who knows, they could help you too! Tools Everyone has tools they love and those they don’t. I’ve been using some for the last few years and tried others, with little success. This year, I decided…

  • Plans for 2019
    Journal,  Writing

    Plans for 2019

    As I do every year, I like to tell you what I plan to get done during the next year. You can do the same below. I would love to see what your plans are and we can encourage each other to complete our goals for the year. Let’s get to it… I’ll be breaking things up into different categories so it’s easier for me to get down. Books Series Since I’ve come to my senses and realize that I need more eyes going through my stories before they are published, I’ve decided to re-launch my series. They are getting a whole new look, run through with betas and hopefully…

  • Rejuvenate
    Inspirational,  Journal,  Writing

    Rejuvenate

    With the new year right around the corner, I thought I would give a word that fits pretty well for the New Year. This is not just an encouraging word, but a reminder to take some time for yourself now and throughout the year to rejuvenate your mind, body, and even your writing/business. Everyone needs rejuvenating, a fresh start or to refresh something in their lives. I learned that the hard way this year. I tried to work nearly everyday throughout the year with little breaks. It was extremely hard to keep going with my plans and a lot of them fell through. So, putting in some time to rejuvenate…