March Goal Update or How I Failed and Succeeded at the Same Time

Short answer to the question Did I meet my March goals? Nope. But I did learn some stuff. Recap-my March goals looked like this: 2 days off writing per week Add 3000 words to my story per week Complete the draft of one article Complete the draft of one short story Install a word count… Continue reading March Goal Update or How I Failed and Succeeded at the Same Time

March Goals: Week One Follow Up or Where Am I?

Even though it ‘s not a full week into March, I’m going to do my first week follow up today. Sunday will be a day of reflection and follow up as far as my writing goals are concerned. So how did I do? Over all, pretty good. I’m satisfied with my progress in a way… Continue reading March Goals: Week One Follow Up or Where Am I?

Time Management for Tired, Lazy, Hopeful People

So at the beginning of the year I tasked myself with posting two blog posts per week with an eye to evaluate my progress mid-year and hopefully increase my posting frequency. Yeah, I’m not there yet. But I refuse to give up no matter how tired and lazy I become. One tool I use, although… Continue reading Time Management for Tired, Lazy, Hopeful People

Putting Elbow Grease to a Dream

For a couple of years I’ve harbored a secret dream to delve deeper into dog behavior and learning. I’m fascinated by how dogs learn, and how they communicate with humans, especially when humans take the time to try to understand. I’m fascinated by watching how very quickly dogs respond when that communication goes both ways… Continue reading Putting Elbow Grease to a Dream

One Small Step

Big deep breath… I took a huge (for me) step this morning. I ordered business cards.  Gulp. They’re very simple-nothing but my name and contact information. But it’s a step in presenting myself as a professional writer, as someone serious about reaching for her dreams with concrete actions. Gulp. What was the first significant action you… Continue reading One Small Step