Tag archive for "time management"


A break from writing but not from work

4 Comments 21 March 2014

I’ve been on holiday for the past two weeks–no, I mean I’ve set aside my Writing work for the last week and a half. Remember how I said I planned to start treating my Novel Writing like a small business? I’ve been working hard on my novel for many months and so when I sent […]

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I’m too busy! So here’s what I do to save time

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I’m too busy! So here’s what I do to save time

7 Comments 29 June 2012

I have recently made a couple of basic but amazing discoveries for managing time. These discoveries allow me to save time AND get more done! Oh, and enjoy life more, which is the MOST important thing, of course. Maybe these will help you too. 1. An effective planner/calendar: I have a spreadsheet titled American Resident […]

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What NaBloPoMo taught me about blogging

34 Comments 15 November 2011

You may have guessed I am participating in National Blog Posting Month, or NaBloPoMo. The challenge is to post every day through the month of November. I believe it was inspired by NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month where you are meant to write the rough draft of a novel in a month. I can […]

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I’m so pleased your feelings aren’t hurt.

24 Comments 11 January 2011

I’m giving you the benefit of the doubt (because I’m hoping you’ve given me the benefit of the doubt) and assuming your feelings aren’t hurt, assuming that you’re a grown up like me and understand that sometimes when spinning plates (plates called: children, rest-of-family, two birthdays during Christmas season, a Christmas Eve party, school events, […]

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30 Ideas to Help You Enjoy December

14 Comments 01 December 2010

Whether you love the big flashy Decked Halls and Parties or you’d rather just opt out of the whole month, it is very difficult to escape the madness that descends on people this time of year. I hate that Christmas happens every year and yet the grocery stores always manage to run out of things. […]

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