On-the-Edge Living

5 Ways to Stay Dedicated to Writing

One of my very wise writer friends stated that when a book comes close to the finished product, opposition arises. She wasn’t kidding. As I’ve neared the end of the road with Loose Ends, my next novel, I’ve found it to be more of a trial than normal. I’ve had opposition beyond my control such ...continue reading

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5 Ways to Beat the January Blues

It happens. Every year, I can’t avoid it. January. My least favorite month of the year. Why? The Holidays are over and along with it, all of the lights and sparkle. It gets dark early. It gets cold. This year, it’s very cold. Usually, it snows or ices, which means that school gets cancelled. Go ...continue reading

5 Ways Writers Can Take Care of Themselves

Blogger’s Note: Due to the holiday season, this blog will be on hiatus until Monday, January 8, 2018. Friday finally arrived. Christmas was ten days away, and quite frankly, work had kept me on my toes and my mind constantly engaged. Long story short, I was pooped and wanted nothing more to go home and ...continue reading

5 Ways for Writers to Restore Balance in Life

It’s that time of year. Christmas is 14 days away. I’m also on a deadline for my next novel. My day job has been crazy. Long story short, I’m feeling a tad on the burned-out side. Sound familiar? Even without the complications of Christmas, burnout can happen, especially if you work full time, write, and ...continue reading

5 Ways to Keep Learning About Writing

Have you ever had a phone conversation that changed your life and in a good way? I did. It happened on a hot July day in 2012. By that point, I rode a high that came from knowing my book would come out with a traditional publisher later in the year. Davis Bunn, one of ...continue reading