I popped over to the Guelph Write Now blog and shared about the word No and how it relates to getting my writing done, about Saying No and Protecting Your Creative Self.
You can read the rest of the article here. I hope you enjoy it!
I wanted to share a little more of my process with you because I realized I don’t often share my creative process here on my author blog. In fact, I don’t think I have ever. The reason is this is the place I want to share with you the finished and polished project. (But if you want to see in progress work, please do let me know in the comments below!)
What do you guys think? I believe no matter who you are, you need to have boundaries up so you can get done what you want to get done. You need to shut the door, tell others to not bother you, set the timer, put in a headset, leave the house, etc.
Now I’m not talking about times when you need to be available to others. That happens. If the phone rings, and I’m writing, but I see it’s my mother/father/husband/sibling or other close family member calling, I’ll drop everything and answer the phone. (Luckily, they don’t call that often. And they know that i might be writing. I’ve trained them well!)
Some of the things I do to make sure I get my writing done, so you guys get good stuff to read!
I block off time on my calendar, and I often pair my writing time with a walk first.
I sit so much as an author, and as an online entrepreneur and coach, I need to move more.
To support me in that I finally downloaded the app, Steps, from the App Store. Since I downloaded it a week ago, my progress is up and down.
I use walking a way to create a boundary between my activities. What do you do to create a boundary between one activity and another?
I find it helps having a really clear idea of what I want to do in the short term — like want to work on the next planning step in my next paranormal romance (like today!). And it helps remembering the Big Picture: that I want to publish three more paranormal romance novellas this year! 🙂
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I’m so excited! The Touchstone Series: Romance Novella Books 1-4, plus a bonus short story, is now on pre-order at Amazon.
And on sale for only $2.99. For a limited time only. (That’s the price of one book. So you get four of my novellas for the price of just one!)
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About the book
Travel to worlds where anything is possible—time travel to Medieval France; a cute Santa’s elf hiding in plain sight in San Francisco; a mystery under the city of Paris that only love can unlock; and, love, destiny, and a labyrinth.
Four romance novellas and bonus short story in the TOUCHSTONE series, by award-winning novelist, Beth Barany.
More about TOUCHSTONE SERIES here.