“Just writing” – How a summer of writing is teaching me to do life better

This is one of a series of posts for my writing challenge, Minutes to a Better Book. You can read more about the challenge, and see all related posts here.       I Wrote an average of 2.5-3 hours a day, for ten days... I've reached the 30-hour milestone for writing my books. I'm happy with the … Continue reading “Just writing” – How a summer of writing is teaching me to do life better

A Summer of Writing: Minutes to A Better Book

I write books as a hobby, and last month I had to push that hobby to the side. The school year was ending, and I spent the first two weeks of June wrapping up loose ends and taking trainings. I was busy, to say the least. The three days that followed were fraught with mental … Continue reading A Summer of Writing: Minutes to A Better Book

Why 300 hours of writing seems like a good idea . . .

For the last two weeks, I worked on promoting and participating in a 7-Day Reading Challenge. This summer, I plan on challenging myself with an experiment that I call Minutes to a Better Book. This long-term experiment involves dedicating 300 hours towards writing my books. Here’s why I'm doing it:   Why am I choosing … Continue reading Why 300 hours of writing seems like a good idea . . .

31 Questions to Help You Embrace the Challenges of Time-Consuming Work and Commitments

Work consumes time, and sometimes it takes us outside of our average working hours. Whether your task is creative, administrative, organizational, manual, or a combination of the above, any one of these 25 questions may help inspire you to embrace the challenges of your job, hobby, or side-hustle. Even taking a silent minute to mentally answer one of these questions may change your day.

Abruptly changing is not enough . . . James Clear, Habit Change, and a 7-Day Challenge

Changing habits has to be one of the hardest challenges that a person can face. Forming a new habit takes sustained effort, and breaking bad habits could prove even more frustrating. This is why abruptly changing is not enough. 

A 7-Day Reading Challenge May Be Just What You Need

Next week, starting on Monday, May 7th, I'm hosting a 7-Day Reading Challenge here, through Paper Palaces. This is a great way to refresh your reading habit, share what you are reading, and create new content for your blog or site, if you have one. The rules are simple. . . 

How One Children’s Fantasy Book Inspired Me to Rethink My Artistic Process…

Lyra’s Oxford Philip Pullman published his trilogy, His Dark Materials in 1995.  The three main books in the series included: Northern Lights (The Golden Compass in the U.S.) The Amber Spyglass The Subtle Knife Lyra’s Oxford is a companion novel to the set, along with Once Upon a Time in the North. When I was … Continue reading How One Children’s Fantasy Book Inspired Me to Rethink My Artistic Process…