I'm on a never-ending quest to make my life easier, as are we all, I'm sure. Which is why when I have some "A-ha!" moments I feel like I should share them, just in case there's someone reading this who struggles in the same area(s) I do and who might benefit from my discoveries. (The… Continue reading In Which I Figure a Few Things Out
"Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time." -- Colossians 4:5 This week my month-long series on managing our capacity continues. Last week we looked at what capacity is, and the importance of knowing (and being realistic about) your own capacity -- i.e., the size of your plate. This week we're… Continue reading Managing Your Capacity to Steward Your Time
I'm going to try something a little different this month. Throughout February I'm going to do a multi-part series on managing your capacity. Capaci-what, you ask? We'll get to what it is in a minute. First, I just want to say that while I may at times write like I know what I'm talking about… Continue reading Know Your Capacity
Last week I only managed to accomplish about half of my weekly list, but considering that the week began with a broken toilet seat, ended with a funeral, and had a tornado in the middle, I'm fairly impressed with myself for getting that much done. Seriously, y'all, what a week. I really needed the whole… Continue reading In which I darn near break a finger and then overschedule myself for the next four days.
First things first: This week I'm (re)launching the new Daydreamer Publishing website, where I'm offering all of my editing, book formatting and other self-publishing services (all of the editing services links here now point there). I'm also planning to launch an instructional blog over there dedicated to writing and publishing topics. "But Jeanie, what about… Continue reading This Week’s Plan plus Launching a New Freelance Endeavor
So how'd I do? Eh, it could've been worse. Tuesday was awesomely productive. I had a long To Do list, and I did every dang bit of it. It's also the only day this week I managed to get any writing done on the novel, but I did over 1,100 words, which is about as… Continue reading This week’s follow-up post – how I did the first week of March
I'm adding a few new elements to my bullet journal this week. One of those elements is a weekly To Do list, because the monthly list alone isn't cutting it. The weekly list is going in the far-left column of my weekly 2-page spread, the rest of which will be taken up by daily lists.… Continue reading Writing and Other Goals for March 2 – 7, 2015
Well, I got my wish to get out of the house this week. The sun came out on Tuesday and cabin fever got the better of both of us, so we went out on a lunch date to a Thai buffet we'd been wanting to check out (JK's Thai Buffet in Broken Arrow; not a… Continue reading Weekly Goal Follow-up: Feb 23-27, 2015
Welp, I did not get my taxes done this weekend. I don't have an excuse, really, other than that I just didn't feel like it the least little bit. Saturday ended up being a lovely, spring-like day, so we lit the fire pit and spent most of the day hanging out in the backyard, recovering… Continue reading Weekend recap & goals for the last week of February, 2015
Step 1: Get a new story idea that you're totally stoked to write. Step 2: Spend hours outlining and plotting that puppy. Step 3: Start writing! Step 4: Write about three chapters, then decide your B plot should be your A plot and your A plot should be put aside for the next book in… Continue reading How to Write a Novel in 16 Easy Steps!