Tag Archive | goals

My Word of the Year

My Word of the Year

My word of the year is Finish. I’ve assessed where I am in my writing journey and what I’m missing is a backlog of finished polished manuscripts. I’m reading Jon Acuff’s Finish. Or rather I have been but put it aside the past couple of months. As a goal/oriented person, I have an endless number […]

My Journey to Success

No, this is not a post about a successful person explaining how they achieved success whether it be a multi-million dollar career or a post of great power. I’m talking about the journey to success, which is highly personal. The getting there. Expectations One of the many things I’ve learned professionally that applies directly to writing is […]

Running for the Prize

Running for the Prize

I stood somewhere I never expected. On a winner’s podium in the first place spot, for the most unlikely reason, running. Yes, I run in timed races, so it’s not impossible except that I’m not a fast runner. Saturday, I participated in a color run in conjunction with a Walk 4 Life to support Living […]

One Simple Way to Increase Writing Productivity

One Simple Way to Increase Writing Productivity

Like a lot of writers, I struggled to make room for writing. There are so many other demands on our time: paying work, church work, family, friends… It’s way too easy to let your writing fall off the end of the day. That’s why many writers do their writing first thing in the morning. I […]

Do Not Wait to Pursue Your Dream

Do Not Wait to Pursue Your Dream

In publishing it is really easy to lose heart, especially if you are impatient. The process, especially for traditional publishing, just take so … dang … long … I am now one year shy of my fiftieth birthday, and some days I get angry when I think about how long this whole process takes. I […]

7 Ways to Get Things Done as a Writer

7 Ways to Get Things Done as a Writer

Guest Blogger: Victoria Grace Howell Work. School. Kids. Household chores. Events. Errands. These are just a few of the things we juggle in our day to day lives. Now that you’re a writer you have to squeeze in writing, editing, and eventually social media as well. Here are seven ways you can manage the writing […]

Big Dreams in 2015

Big Dreams in 2015

So, since I’ve been away for awhile, I thought you all might like an update as to where I am with writing and such. If not, well, I’m going to update you anyway. Maybe I’ll wrangle a smile out of you before the end. In 2014, I managed to completely finish a novel–edits and all–but […]