Rachael Herron has written eloquently about how crazy the idea of early morning writing sounds and how well it worked for her once she tried it. And her day job (before she quit to write full time) started even earlier in the morning than yours does. “Every time the alarm went off, it was … [Read more...]
Planning, or Juggling 101
My approach to planning focuses on 3 key elements: Priorities, Boundaries, Slack. If you have come here because you are overwhelmed start with the Emergency Planning Technique. Once you've got things calmed down, you can then consider making a plan to keep things from getting out of control.
Since the election and inauguration of the 45th President of the United States there has been a surge of political activity. Many of my clients and the academics I follow on social media are posting more about the political situation, including about their own political activism. I know that you … [Read more...]
Recently someone in the Academic Writing Studio asked me for advice about the conflict she is feeling between working on her own writing and writing student reference letters, reviewing thesis proposals, and whatnot. This is something everyone struggles with. Your writing isn’t more important … [Read more...]
Your to do list is long. It never seems to get any shorter does it? And many of the things on your list are long term projects with lots of sub-projects and tasks and whatnot. It seems like some of those things have been on your to do list forever. Some people will tell you to make sure you … [Read more...]
The scenario You (or someone like you) submitted your journal manuscript. Polite enquiry or a well designed journal website has provided information about how long they expect the review process to take. That time has passed. You’ve allowed some extra, possibly a couple of months of extra. What the … [Read more...]