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Procrastination – Fear of the Success Rat Race

What comes after a success? The next success, of course. Preferably one that tops the first one. The next bestseller. The next, even bigger award. More five-star reviews, more blogs, more, more, more… Better, bigger, even more awesome! And what … Continue reading

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Procrastination – Fear of Mistakes

From this post on, we’re going to look at the reasons behind procrastination, and we’re starting with the obvious: Fear of doing something wrong. Now, rationally, we know that making an error isn’t a big thing, it’s usually a moment … Continue reading

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Conquer NaNoWriMo – Argh, I’m Behind!

If you’re like me, you’re keeping track of your NaNo word count. Maybe you have even diligently entered it into your dashboard at the NaNo website. Maybe you use a spreadsheet to monitor your word count and how you’re doing. … Continue reading

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Conquer NaNoWriMo – Help, I’m Stuck!

NaNoWriMo has been going for a week, and you’ve probably run into the bane of writing: You got stuck. Brain: Empty. Inspiration: None. Story: Utterly stuck in a dead corner And it’s easy to either panic in that moment or … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Sleep

Today, I’m escalating the rest topic, and will talk about getting enough sleep. I know so many friends who are so busy that they don’t get enough sleep. Or cut their sleep time short on purpose as a habit. It … Continue reading

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Self-Care for Writers – Permission

Before we get into what you can do for self-care, and all the little things that make life better if you actually do them (ahem), I want to take one step back with you. Because before you can actually really … Continue reading

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The Publishing Author’s Mindset – The Query Letter

For generations of authors, the query letter has been the biggest source of stress, frustration and desperation. It’s the largest emotional obstacle to getting traditionally published. Why? Because so much is riding on it. If you get it right and … Continue reading

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Dealing with Overwhelm

I’m sure you’re familiar with those moments in life when everything seems to happen at once. You may have deadlines coming up, the computer breaks, a kid is sick, and then the dishwasher leaks water. That’s quite often the time … Continue reading

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