Here’s a story I wrote about the difference between not being on ADHD medication and being on it. I imagine it’s also the difference between what it’s like to have the attentional issues that are labeled “ADHD” and to have a “normally-functioning” brain. At least the medication can help to make it appear to be […]
You have a home to manage, and children, and maybe a spouse, and possibly some money-making ventures… You’re tired, and you may even be hurting physically. Brain fog sets in…how are you supposed to write anything?! That’s what this whole blog is about: how you can write, with all the other things you have on your plate. How to find the motivation and the energy, carve out little bits of time and space, come up with ideas, how to shape up the mess you see on your screen (or in your notebook), how to find a place for your writing in the world.
How to work from home with kids How can you get your kids to leave you alone so you can write, think, and get work done? I hear it all the time from moms who want to work from home with kids: “My children demand my attention constantly. How do I get anything done?!” Anyone […]
Maybe you’ve had the “Who am I to be doing this?” kinds of thoughts. Maybe your confidence is in the basement and can’t find the elevator. Whenever you have one of those “impostor moments,” just take a deep breath, remind yourself of what people have said about you and your abilities, or take a look at your accomplishments, and write a few more sentences.
People who work at home know that it’s hard to get things done. Most environments are not very conducive to productivity. I received one lesson on that in high school when I received an in-school suspension. Eight-second version of that story: I broke a rule I thought the school had no right to make and I got […]
What are time wasters? We know that a lot of time is wasted in today’s world. The question is what is a waste of time and what is a good use of time? Just who gets to say what a “time waster” is, anyway? One man’s waste is another man’s treasure. We’ll look at this in […]
I am not your mama. I can’t tell you what goes in your “time wasters” list. Even your mama can’t determine what is a waste of time for you. A few questions that might help you figure it out.
Facebook is a time waster, right? Before you say anything, please let me tell you a story. One night I was just about ready to go to bed and had left my facebook window open (I do that often). I heard the characteristic “plunk” sound it made when someone started a chat with me. I sat down and […]