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Wednesday Pep Talk

Photo: Haifa, Israel Dear Self, No matter where you are, certain conditions are conducive to successfully meeting your quota. They include the following: going to bed at a regular time waking up early carving out space to do your work making sure the children go to bed at regular times and take naps, which gives…

Tuesday Pep Talk

Dear Self, It’s 2AM in Israel and you really should go to sleep. Jet lag is kicking ass again, but fight it. Normal schedule= better for writing. Tonight you finished your 1000 word quota just before 1:45AM. Talk about procrastination. I’m not sure if it’s good or crap or a little of both, but it’s done.…

Wednesday Pep Talk

Dear Self, You expected to find an adorable cafe in which you’d turn words into literary magic and you’d be living the Hemingway dream in Paris. Well, that didn’t exactly happen. Do the French even drink coffee? It doesn’t seem to be a “thing” here. Instead, you’re typing words in the dark, baby asleep in…

Monday Pep Talk

Dear Self, Bonjour! You are sitting in your cute Parisian apartment, the kids are asleep, your finally-finished-outline sits bound before you and your fingers are itching to get started. 3000 words–that’s the goal. You had a whole day of the City of Lights to inspire your creative juices, now it’s time to get to it.…

Monday Pep Talk

Dear Self, You’ve got a lot of work to do this week before you get on a plane and jet-set to dreamy places. The goal is to finish your outline. You’ve worked hard to make a detailed outline, beat-by-beat, covering all of your literary story-building bases.  Keep at it. Finish. You want to step on…

Thursday Pep Talk

Dear Self, Eyes on the prize, head in the game. Keep moving forward with your plans. Claw at your end-goal until it’s in your hands and you can rightfully say you earned it and it’s all yours. Eliminate distractions. Stay away from the resistance and procrastination that looms over your head and whispers in your…

Monday Pep Talk

Dear Self, What better way to ensure a productive week than to get lots of work done on Monday? Nothing is more satisfying than a productive Monday. Time to “swallow the frog” and do the work. No need for inspiration. It just needs to get done. Short and sweet today. Signed, Your Observing Ego pep…