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Do 1% Better This Year

It’s time to plan out our new year, to think about what worked last year and what didn’t. But don’t just write down a bunch of hoped-for goals, consider how much time you’ll need to do them all compared to how much time you actually have. I go through several good first steps to getting…

Adding White Space to Your Year

EPISODE 173E As you start the new year, it’s important to remember that over-planning and over-scheduling can lead to stress, disappointment, and – worst case scenario – burnout. To avoid that and enjoy your work all year long, plan some white space into your schedule. Some extra room in your calendar so you can move…

Preparing to Plan for the New Year

EPISODE 170T Today’s guest is – ME! 😀 In January 2018, James Blatch interviewed me on The Self Publishing Show Podcast (then called Mark Dawson’s Self Publishing Formula Podcast) about time management for writers. I’ve been teaching a class called Going the Distance for over a decade, helping other writers plan their time so they…

My Brilliant Writing Planner – An Interview with Susan May Warren

Episode 159I My Brilliant Writing Planner

EPISODE 159I Our guest today has been a cheerful and encouraging presence on the show before – bestselling author Susan May Warren is back to tell us about My Brilliant Writing Planner. When people started asking Susie May how she gets so much done, she explained her system for planning and organizing all the facets…

Even Superman Had a Day Job: An Interview with Margaret Ethridge

Episode 148I Even Superman Had a Day Job

EPISODE 148I Today’s guest is Margaret Ethridge, author of Contentment and Commitment, who also writes as Maggie Wells, author of Love Game and Play Dates. Margaret likes to write about life choices, and she often uses her own life as a jumping off point for ideas. For instance, she loves college football, so she created…