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My Writing Breakdown This Week: Day-by-Day

Photo by Nick Morrison on Unsplash This week, I reminded myself that I can always fit writing time into my schedule - I just need to look for opportunities as they present themselves. I have also been making an effort to recognize my small successes, as I have a tendency to not recognize gradual improvements when I am… Continue reading My Writing Breakdown This Week: Day-by-Day

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The Five Most Difficult Lessons I’ve Learned About Writing

Photo on Visualhunt Most of us can agree that writing is not usually as simple as having an idea and "writing it down." While inspiration does occasionally flow freely, most writers I've talked to believe that producing consistent writing takes determination and a lot of self-reflection. Writing can be tough and feel like a struggle… Continue reading The Five Most Difficult Lessons I’ve Learned About Writing

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Weekend Updates

Photo by Eric Rothermel on Unsplash This past week, I have been working to complete several writing tasks while balancing a full-time job, dealing with a broken water heater, and catching up on daily chores after being on vacation for a full week. Needless to say, it has been hectic, but I have managed to stay afloat and… Continue reading Weekend Updates

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Writing on Vacation

Photo by Dino Reichmuth on Unsplash My boyfriend and I took a trip to Denver this past week. He was sent here on a work conference, and we decided to stay in town for a few days after the conference ended to turn the trip into a vacation. While he has already flown home since… Continue reading Writing on Vacation

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Writing While Working: Updates

https://unsplash.com/photos/QZBcFvQFmCs Today is my third day of incorporating writing into my work day (in the morning before work, during my lunch break and after work). I wanted to post an update about how this week was going and some of my feedback for trying out this schedule. My day starts at 7:00 AM on Tuesdays,… Continue reading Writing While Working: Updates

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Working in Writing While Working this Week

https://unsplash.com/photos/8K62atzbulQ I am finding time for alliteration even while working a full-time job! I woke up this morning with a goal in mind: find as many ways to work in writing this week. I have been in training for my new job the last two weeks and while I have been able to write a… Continue reading Working in Writing While Working this Week

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Jobs, Dogs, and Plots: Reevaluating My Writing Schedule

Queso! As I mentioned in a previous post, I find that life often calls for a reevaluation of my writing schedule. This week has proven to be the case and for two great reasons. The first is that Alex and I adopted a dog from the local shelter. We have been talking about doing so… Continue reading Jobs, Dogs, and Plots: Reevaluating My Writing Schedule

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How I’ve Designed My Writing Schedule to Fit My Life

Photo by Gades Photography on Unsplash One of the things we often talk about in the writing groups I attend is what a typical writing day looks like for each of us. Everyone seems eager to learn about other people's habits and their strategies for getting the most writing done. If there is one common motivating factor I… Continue reading How I’ve Designed My Writing Schedule to Fit My Life