Writing Fiction: 3 Tips To End Procrastination And Finish A Novel

If you’re writing fiction, you may be procrastinating on finishing your novel. Many authors do. Worst case: you may forget the novel completely. In a recent writers’ group meeting, we shared estimates of how many unfinished novels lurked on our hard drives, so you’ve got a few unfinished novels too, stop feeling guilty. With a … Read more

Goal Setting Trap: Avoid The Trap And Achieve Your Goals

In a recent writers’ group meeting, we discussed goal setting. One writer said: “Goal setting isn’t for me. Life’s too stressful now. What’s the point of goals when so much is changing?” Many agreed. I agreed too. It’s easy to feel burned out by goals; you can set a goal, then your life derails. Within … Read more

Time Management: Avoid The Trap (And Finally Achieve Your Goals)

Do you ever feel that time management is a trap? I’ve been feeling this over the past few months. With 2020 such a disaster, I had hoped that I’d catch up and make progress this year. We discussed time management in a recent writers’ group meeting. It turned out that many members felt the same … Read more

Avoid Decision Fatigue: 3 Ways To Conserve Energy And Get More Done

Avoid Decision Fatigue: 3 Ways To Conserve Energy And Get More Done

Have you heard of decision fatigue? If you’re ready to dismiss it as trendy nonsense—how can making decisions exhaust you?—not so fast. A couple of months ago, I found myself mentally exhausted. I wasn’t sure why: my work hadn’t changed, nor had anything changed much at home. After thinking about my daily routines, I began … Read more