Monthly Archives: April 2011

Putting Your Schedule on a Diet

If your calendar is so full you get a case of the jitters just looking at it, a reduction plan might be the answer. In my previous posts, we explored the topic of overcommitment and examined a set of questions … Continue reading

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How to Regain Control of Your Schedule

Overcommitment is a problem for many of us. I blogged about the topic in my recent post, Overcommitment: Too Much on Our Plates. Judging by the comments, I’m not alone in my struggle to juggle everything on my to-do lists. … Continue reading

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Overcommitment: Too Much on Our Plates

How full is your plate? If you’re like me, your plate is heaped so full it rivals a hearty serving at a holiday dinner. My metaphorical plate had become so full I was in danger of having dogs tailing me, … Continue reading

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Seeking Representation through Roundabout Routes

Sending out queries works for some. If you’re one of the select few who was pulled from the query sea and received an offer of representation, I applaud you. That’s a commendable feat. Like many newbie writers, I sent out … Continue reading

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Why I Quit Querying

No. I don’t think the query system is broken, dead, or any such thing. It just wasn’t the route for me. I quit querying for four reasons. Rejection stinks. I sent out a handful of queries after I’d been writing … Continue reading

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How to Keep from Submitting Too Soon

Hurry up! How many of us heard our moms say those words throughout our childhoods as they waited for us? I certainly did. Being the oldest child who was eager to please, I complied, rushing when called so I didn’t … Continue reading

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How to Avoid the Comparison Trap

Bigger. Stronger. Faster. We’ve all heard the claims of company after company eager to lure us away from the competition. Some advertisements are tasteful; others are not. One of the quickest ways for us to become discouraged as writers is … Continue reading

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