In some ways, we writers have the easiest jobs on the planet. We generally don't work outdoors in the elements. We get to be creative for large chunks of the day. And the wardrobe...hello, working in your pajamas all day, goodbye fitted khakis. And farewell annoying coworker who always, always eats fish for lunch. At his desk. Right next to yours.
Still, even writing for a living has its downsides. Besides not knowing where your next paycheck is coming from, you also have to learn to take really good care of your body. Because a broken, burnt out body/psyche aren't going to help your career.
I was recently asked to write a guest post over at Writing and Wellness on this very topic: how to take care of your health while writing full-time. I shared some of the tips and tricks that I use and hope you'll get some benefits from them.
What do you mean you didn't realize Valentine's Day is coming up in two short weeks?
Oh wait, I know how. Probably all the red hearts and candies blended in with the Christmas things since stores like to hoist the next holiday upon us fast enough to make our heads spin. :)
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I'm sharing news from my writing studio (including a new book coming out soon!), a special giveaway for newsletter subscribers only, and a glimpse of our newest family member in this month's newsletter. You can read all about the January 2019 News here. Not a subscriber yet? Sign up here and join in the fun...you also receive a #free short story when you sign up.
It's December (but feels more like February here in frosty-cold Vermont) and you know what that means...time for a monthly newsletter!
Here's the latest news and updates from my office. Read:
Happy early Thanksgiving to all my USA readers. This is one of my favorite holidays because it's so, well, un-holiday'ish. The lack of commercialism makes it more special (though Black Friday sits like a gloomy cloud on the horizon). Wherever you are, I hope you'll take a moment today to express your gratitude in some small way.
I'm thankful for BOOKS, especially great books like the one I talk about in today's vlog. What do you think?
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