A Little Tip on Working with Distractions

A Little Tip on Working with Distractions

A Little Tip on Working with Distractions Dear Blog, I've been away for a while and caught up with distractions. It happens. Hopefully, it's clear from here on out. Of course, now that I say that... You know what? I'm not going there. I'm focusing on positive energy, optimism, and productivity. While I haven't been blogging, I *have* been making updates to my websites. I run this site as well as my publisher site. And I do have some cool news! Readers can now purchase ebooks directly through my publisher! So far, Shattered and Redeemed are available, *and* with fancy new covers, I might add! Signed paperbacks are also available if you prefer physical copies. I have a limited number of books with original covers, so be sure to let me know if you're interested! And you can purchase directly on the website with a credit card. Over the next few days, I'll be working on putting together the rest of the updates. I'm also hoping to have the...
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Let’s Not Talk About March

Let’s Not Talk About March

Let's Not Talk About March Dear Blog, Boy, a lot has changed since I last wrote. Except when it comes to my monthly word count totals. Ugh, let's not talk about the dark days of March. On the bright side, I shouldn't have too hard a time beating March's word count. I'm really trying to see the positive here. Okay, so we have a new month ahead of us. It's April (you know, in case you didn't know). The weather is slowly starting to warm up (YAY!). And I hear the peak of that COVID-19 curve is expected about mid-month for the United States. March was a whirlwind for my emotions. The stress of having a pandemic in the middle of a kitchen remodel is rough. I still have no kitchen (no counters, no sink or dishwasher, no oven) and the cabinets are delayed two weeks (so far). I've been washing dishes in the bathroom sink (which is not large) and in the bathtub, and...
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Minor Setbacks, Frustrations, Oh No!

Minor Setbacks, Frustrations, Oh No!

Minor Setbacks, Frustrations, Oh No! Dear Blog, You're probably wondering how my plan is going, but it's too early to tell. Actually, I don't want to talk about it. The good news is, I haven't experienced the new-shiny-object syndrome. So, that's a plus. On the other hand, my word count is taking a hit. I'd say I don't know what's wrong with me, but it's a classic case. No, not writer's block. That's just an excuse to justify laziness. It's... not feeling the story. I'm not connecting with it the way I need to. I'm not focusing. I'm also not feeling energized, so I'm letting that get in the way of my work. It's been a while since I ate a salad or had much for vegetables and I think that's really the root of the problem. It's easier and quicker to go for the meals you simply heat up on the stove and then eat. The colder outside temperatures also don't get me excited about eating cold salads. So,...
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