I must be doing something right. I’ve subbed two stories in the past two days. One to My Light Magazine and the other to Chicken Soup for the Soul. I also have an article ready to send off to Highlights Magazine and I have several queries I’m working on. I’ve been taking a notebook with
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I just got a preview of one of two articles that will be out in July. One is in Family Chronicle and the other is in Discovering Family History. It is so exciting & inspiring to see my name in print. Although I’m still not sure I’m quite comfortable having my name in huge bold
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Apparently I need an attitude adjustment.  I just looked at my posts for the year and they are so negative.  That is no way to motivate anyone to writing.  So I resolve to make each post as a means of helping to motivate and inspire others to write. Here are my “tricks” for getting excited
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My good intentions at the beginning of this year have kind fizzled out. It doesn’t help that I have bronchitis again, (2nd time in 3 months) and I’ve been ultra busy with work and my son’s activitities. I’m of course not making excuses for my lazy ways, because I’ve learned to accept that I’m a
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I can’t believe it’s already the middle of March. I just finally quit trying to type December on every letter at work. Is this a new crisis we should be worried about? Is the world spinning faster, causing less and less hours in a day? Is there a government conspiracy making our clocks turn quicker?
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Maybe it’s because of the weather, or maybe because I’m burn out with all of the other things I need to do. Or it could just be that my article wasn’t in this months issue and I will have to wait another two months to see it. Whatever the reason, I just don’t feel like
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It has been in the 40’s this week, which is absolutely amazing for February. With all of this beautiful weather I’m just not in the mood to write. I want to get up and do stuff…go walking, go shopping, just go. I sit all day at work, I don’t want to come home and sit
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I didn’t write at all this weekend and now I’m feeling the guilt. I have an article to write for Highlights that I’ve been procrastinating on. I’m a horrible procrastinator and if I don’t have a set date to sub something it will get pushed indefinitely. My mini goal is to get the article done
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Today was one of those days. It started out okay, but progressively got worse. Today at work it came to our attention not so politely that a deadline wasn’t calendared and somehow a dictated letter was never typed. (Both my responsibility) I kept running into road blocks with half of my assignments and to top
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So far 2009 is starting off great. I just finished my second article assignment for the year. I’m adding another goal to my goal list even though I’m not quite done with my first goal, although close. Goal #2: Sub 5 queries by the end of February. I know it doesn’t seem like a very
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