Monthly Archives: March 2014

Words of Encouragement

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Sometimes writing will make you want to pull your hair out. It will scramble your life, isolate you from your pals and fam, and even your own sanity! It’s true! Creating something isn’t an easy thing to do, and that’s what writing a novel is all about- creating something. 

If you are deep in the caverns of writerly stress, take a step back for a bit. Go do something else. Clear your head.But I think the most important thing to do is to remember why you started writing in the first place…because it is fun. One author once said that if it stops being fun, that’s when it’s time to throw in the towel. We begin writing stories because we love to do it and that is the space you need to return to if you want to clear the negativity and pressure that comes from meeting a deadline or pleasing the world with your words.

If you’re stuck- write for YOU. You will be surprised at how the story begins to flow once more.

How to Use Your Tax Refund

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Don’t you love it when tax season arrives and all the local and national businesses tell you to come spend your refund at their establishment? Some common examples are furniture stores or home improvement places. Even surgical centers. “Come get that laser eye surgery done” or “Don’t put it off any longer! ‘Free Lipo with breast augmentation’ sale going on now!” (Personally, I don’t want a bogo surgeon anywhere near my boobs. Just my own thoughts). 

These are all fine and good if you want someone else telling you how to spend the money you have slated for a fabulous and overdue vacation. Tell them all to take a hike! You’re going vacation! To a city that will be hosting a writing conference at the same time!!

Writer’s Digest is having a conference in NYC this August with lots of great industry folks and info. 

http://www.writersdigestconference.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=61986&