Tag Archives: distractions

Real World Distractions

This week, our hound offers a topic familiar to most people. He asks, “What (if anything) drains/blocks your potential productivity? What can you do to correct this?” The first question is easy to answer. Family responsibilities (for me) have doubled … Continue reading

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Git ‘er Done!

One of our foxes asked, “What stops you dead in your tracks when writing?” For me, it’s usually one of these six things: Family needs: Of course, this is the non-negotiable interruption. When my mom needs to get to the … Continue reading

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Long Winter Nights: Where is My Muse?

This week, one of our foxes posed the question of seasonal changes in daily sunlight and the effect of longer nights on our writing schedule. Since I’m semi-retired and have no children at home, this probably has less of an … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Tracy Weber

Today I would like to welcome author Tracy Weber. I met Tracy online through mutual friends and bought her first novel for my yoga instructor… Why? Because my instructor and I had a conversation about how she found herself solving … Continue reading

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It Was the Best of Times…

This week we’re asked to share how we spent our summer vacation. As I mentioned last week, years of living on a school calendar have me thinking of June, July and August as the months in which I have to … Continue reading

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