It’s hard to believe that there are only 10 days left in April, isn’t it? Where does the time go? What have I accomplished? Why isn’t my book done yet?
This week of intense writing has taught me something extremely valuable, something for which I think I’ll be grateful for a long time to come. Continue reading “April Challenge – Week 3 Recap – Write Slow”
Early mornings, late nights, a trillion words written, loud music, standing desks, and bananas – week 1 of the April challenge was a massive success. If you haven’t read my post about what I’m doing this month, check it out here. As a quick recap, I promised to: Write 90,000 words in April (3,000 a day) Step up at the gym, and Quit drinking (boooooo!) … Continue reading April Challenge – Have You Ever Eaten Four Bananas?
We writers are stressed out, jumpy folks, don’t you think? Some of us can be downright irritable. We can be argumentative and contrarian. A lot of us aren’t very good in crowds. We get anxious a lot. That’s the stereotype, I know, so I apologize if any of you are different. I can just see a comment rolling in a few hours from now: “I’m … Continue reading How To Fly Stress Free
Write 90,000 Words. Step Up At The Gym. Quit Drinking (Temporarily). It’s time to make a change, and have some fun while doing it. Over the past few years I’ve been getting better and better at self-motivation, productivity, and juggling the multiple things I care about (friends and family, fitness, work, writing, etc.), but I always end up asking myself if there is more I … Continue reading Why To Make A Change – April Challenge
Divisive post, I know, especially to a group of people that (probably) mostly consists of night-owls. Here, I’ll post your reply for you: “Shut up, Dave, I work better at night. Don’t tell me how to live my life!” But I’m here to tell you that if you’re looking for an extra boost, that surge of productivity that’ll help you get more done than you ever have before, … Continue reading Why You Should Wake Up Early
You know the scene; you live in this picture every day.
Rows of desks march down an open floor plan; coworking spaces nestle in niches and corners; LED computer screens add their eerie white glow to the ceiling lights set overhead. Fingers click on keys and mouses brush against tables; conversations float at eye level, sometimes reaching for the ceiling in a gout of laughter; somewhere someone is shouting, but it’s not an angry shout, it’s an excited shout. It smells like coffee (cliche but true), chipotle, maybe incense if your coworkers are trendy. It’s fun, it’s upbeat, it’s fast-paced, it’s engaging, it’s distracting, it’s… your office? Continue reading “Day Jobs and Creativity”
Keeping things simple is one of the most important things a person can do in life, at work, with friends, when making plans, and (shocker, I bet you didn’t think I was going to go here) in writing. You’re probably thinking that I’m stating the obvious, that keeping things simple is intuitive, that your nine-year-old child could have told me that. You might be right.
But I bet you still fail miserably at keeping it simple. Continue reading “Keep It Simple”