Why I Use UpWork as a Freelancer

If you’ve looked into freelancing at all, I’m sure you’ve heard horror stories of drafting contracts or clients withholding payment or changing the ask at the last minute to disqualify your work from payment… the list goes on. When I decided to start freelancing, I knew that I needed help in navigating contracts and payments.Continue reading “Why I Use UpWork as a Freelancer”

Four Tricks That Help Me Sit Down and Write

The hardest part about writing is sitting down to do so. I’ve found that once I start, it’s easy to keep going because I pick up momentum very quickly, but actually starting… how can we overcome that hurdle? Here are some habits I’ve picked up to trick myself into getting started so that the wordsContinue reading “Four Tricks That Help Me Sit Down and Write”

My Top Five Ghostwriting Mistakes (and How I Fixed Them)

This post is now a podcast episode! You can learn more about the podcast in this post or see what’s already available on the Podcast page in the navigation menu. I’ve been a ghostwriter for a few years, which means I’ve been hired to write books for other people. I signed Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) soContinue reading “My Top Five Ghostwriting Mistakes (and How I Fixed Them)”

Update: Weekly Mirror Call

Hi, everyone! Starting June 4, 2022, I’m going to start hosting weekly mirror calls via Microsoft Teams. Mirroring is a fascinating phenomenon that boosts productivity, and with how many side projects I have going, I could certainly use the boost! The idea is that by sharing a space (virtual or otherwise) with someone who isContinue reading “Update: Weekly Mirror Call”

Finding A NaNoWriMo Community

NaNoWriMo has a huge community on the main website, where you can find other authors (both aspiring and established) who are participating in the challenge. When you sign up, it gives you access to a number of features that will help you throughout the month. Your profile is a good opportunity to practice describing yourContinue reading “Finding A NaNoWriMo Community”

Making A NaNoWriMo Schedule

Here’s another post for my fellow bullet journalers! I love any excuse to make a new, fancy, aesthetic spread in my bujo, and NaNoWriMo 2021 is the perfect opportunity to do so. The spread I made has two parts to it, a word count tracker and a writing plan: The word count tracker is prettyContinue reading “Making A NaNoWriMo Schedule”

Preptober: Making A Plan

Preptober is one of my favorite times of the year because it’s full of possibility. Sure, NaNoWriMo is looming on the horizon, but for now we get to do all of the planning, which means fun spreads in my bullet journal and brainstorming. To start with, here’s how I set up my main Preptober spread:Continue reading “Preptober: Making A Plan”

Preptober Is Upon Us!

Hi everyone! For those of you who may not know, November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in which a lot of people accept the challenge of writing a novel in a single month. Here in 2021 I’m going to be participating in NaNoWriMo for the first time in… a long time. Which brings usContinue reading “Preptober Is Upon Us!”

Working From Home – Scheduling Social Time

This might sound ridiculous, but I have to schedule social time into my weeks. Not just because I’ve been setting boundaries to have Wednesdays and Sundays off, but also because if I don’t schedule spending time with my friends and family… it doesn’t happen. I’ve been very diligent in cultivating morning and evening routines, andContinue reading “Working From Home – Scheduling Social Time”

Working From Home – Multitasking vs Meditation

My understandings of multitasking and meditation is that they are complete opposites. They can both be focused on the immediate moment, but multitasking is casting your attention like a net to catch as many stimuli as possible, while meditation is letting stimuli come and go as it pleases but keeping them from sticking for tooContinue reading “Working From Home – Multitasking vs Meditation”