Sometimes You Just Need a Self-Intervention

Sometimes You Just Need a Self-Intervention

Sometimes You Just Need a Self-Intervention Dear Blog, It's been a while since I last wrote. The truth is, I didn't do any writing. Not because I didn't want to, I did, but because we were busy ripping our kitchen apart and figuring out details for cabinets, countertops, and the usual things that come with remodeling the kitchen of an old 1949 house. We've finally come to a little lull as we wait on an electrician to give us a quote (what's with no one calling you back these days?). While my husband was in annual training over the weekend, I had some time to myself. But I didn't do any writing (well, a few words here and there, I don't want to lie). I feel like I'm stuck. This past month has been frustrating. I've hardly written a thing. My current project has not been flowing through my fingers like the last one did during my 14-day plan. It's been a complete...
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Big Choice Ahead – Is It Over?

Big Choice Ahead – Is It Over?

Big Choice Ahead - Is It Over? Dear Blog, Utter failure. That's my progress report for this week. So, I picked back up on my current project on Monday, the 17th. Today is Day 4 of my 14-day plan and I still have yet to meet the word count goal for the first day. Ugh. What the heck went wrong? I have a few thoughts. So, with the first project (which was No Way Out, Book #5), I had been dabbling in it for a couple months. I was lukewarm, but I was able to get it set up on the fast-track (and I loved the results, by the way!). With this new project, I haven't touched it in over a month, so coming back to it has been a struggle. Also, the daily word count requirement is a fair amount higher, so I think there's added pressure. Also, this project takes me back several weeks in the timeline. We're back at Faction 73 to follow Tessa's...
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How to Work Smarter for Better Success

How to Work Smarter for Better Success

How to Work Smarter for Better Success Dear Blog, Last week, I talked about my plan to not take a break. Today, I wanted to talk about what that means and what I actually did. So, my "break week" - which isn't actually a break in the true sense of the term - has been focused on editing No Way Out, the next novel in my series The Hexon Code. I've had to add a ton of words, delete a ton of words, and I think I have a ton of words left to write to finish off the ending. *panic sets in* My plan is to have this completed for a February 15 release date and I'm so close to meeting that. Basically, I need to wrap this up by Wednesday of this week. I think I can do it. Sadly, this also means I'm cutting into my two-week session of focusing on the next project, Breakout, which follows Tessa's point of view (remember...
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