Tag Archive | schedule

Keeping Track

Keeping Track

I have used a paper planner since I bought my first Mortar Board the beginning of my freshman year at Purdue. I have four wire-bound page-per-week calendars documenting tests, meetings, and starting junior year dates with the boy who would become my husband. Over the years I’ve cycled through paper planners even as I bought […]

What Changes Once You’re Contracted?

What Changes Once You’re Contracted?

Guest Blogger: Nadine Brandes Reading the words, “I want to offer you a contract for this book and its sequel, at least,” from Jeff Gerke, former owner and publisher of Marcher Lord Press, was one of the most heart-stopping and joyful moments of my life. Answering “yes” to my top-choice publishing house was laughably easy. […]

Failing NaNo

Failing NaNo

I hadn’t really planned on doing NaNo this year. I love the idea, and I’m the kind of person who works well under a deadline. Having the goal and the time limit in which to complete it really helps propel me. I haven’t always completed it, but I’ve come close or competed at least one […]

Getting Organized, Part 2

Getting Organized, Part 2

Last week, I told you about some of the chaos in my life. The insanity has reached a point in my home that no one is happy. It’s time to change. I am motivated! So, what’s the first thing I did? 1. Pray. It may sound a bit hokey, but I think it’s the most […]

The Cure for Spare Time

A good buddy of mine on Facebook who is a poet recently posted a challenge to write a poem titled “The Cure for Spare Time.” I don’t claim to be a poet, or to even know anything about poetry, but it sounded like fun, so I decided to try my hand at it. I actually […]