Category Archives: Setting goals for yourself

Writing when the road is a rocky one

My mother passed away in April. As is often the case, her death was both expected and a total shock to those of us who loved her. Intellectually I knew that losing my last remaining parent would be tough. But I didn’t realize how much it would impact me emotionally. The learning curve has been…
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Five Tips to Get Moving in March

According to popular belief March either comes in like a lion or a lamb. Yesterday it couldn't seem to make up its mind. Most of the day was sunny and in the high sixties in the Finger Lakes Region. But suddenly the weather took an abrupt turn for the lionish. The temperature dropped about 40…
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Wrapping it up in December-5 Tips for Making the Best of the Holiday Season

If you’re anything like me, the end of the calendar year is particularly challenging, both in terms of productivity and creativity. Don’t be a Scrooge! Every year, just about this time (mid-December) I begin to feel like I am the only writer who continues to be in my home office plugging away as the snow…
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Getting Back to a Good Writing Routine this Fall

It’s official! Labor Day has come and gone, your summer whites are put away, and the time is right to return to work-hopefully rested and rejuvenated. If you’re anything like me, you may need a few transitional days to ease back into your usual proficient and prolific lifestyle. Here are a few tips that I’ve…
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