Tagged: organization

Deadlines work — If you know how to use them

Deadlines work — If you know how to use them

You might think a self-imposed deadline will motivate you to write that story, research that paper, or establish your vegetable garden. It won’t. At least, it won’t if you don’t have a plan to back it up. I have learned this from depressing, depressing experience. Here’s an example from last fall. It’s about September, and...

Creating home

Creating home

On January 29, 2015, I bought my first home. I haven’t moved in yet, because my husband and I are having a contractor do some renovations to create the perfect space for us. (Read: a nerdy, literary haven of Star Wars art prints, Simpsons collectibles, and built-in bookshelves.) Being able to do this—to shape a...

Beginnings

Beginnings

Beginning is always hardest. Writing, yoga, walking my dogs on windy, sub-zero days, cooking dinner. Once I start, continuing is easy. It’s getting off the couch that waylays me. For two years I wrote a blog about metafiction, and then for another two years I wrote a blog about how migraine disease affects my life....