A Review and Plans for 2020

I’ve hesitated to write and post this, because 2019 was not a great writing year. I wrote 51,173 words, which is the lowest for nearly a decade. This may also explain, at least in some part, why I’ve gone from …

Balancing the Books

Those who have seen my self-help articles or had coaching sessions with me know I go on and on about having multiple small goals and adding up to accomplishments with baby steps. But the reason I keep talking about them …

Word of the Year – 2019

Intention I debated different words for 2019, all a little less passive than my past ones. Since 2011, my previous words have included ‘strength‘, ‘connect‘, ‘improve‘, ‘settle‘, ‘kindness‘, ‘create‘, and ‘trust.’ 2018 was about finding roots, about trusting the world …

NaNoWriMo 2018 :: Final Tips for October

So, this week marks the beginning of our 50,000-words-in-30-days challenge. Are we ready? Who knows.  Here’s a quick checklist I’m going through this weekend… Food -> I have 3 packets of my motivational-food-of-choice: caramel digestive biscuits. I have dried fruit and …