Less may be more

Sitting in an In Print writer’s group meeting this afternoon, I heard our speaker Don Gingold of Sprocket Websites talked about marketing. One of the sites he referred to included this article about moderation.

Practicing Moderation with Your Marketing (and Why It Matters) | Social Media Today

http://www.socialmediatoday.com/marketing/practicing-moderation-your-marketing-and-why-it-matters

Quality apace

Here are some good ideas to focus your work or get through a slump even if your goal isn’t just a quickly written book. And most will work even if you can’t block out a two-week writing vacation.

10 Ways to Write a Quality Book Quickly.
http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/7162194

What’s your process?

Today I found Monica Leonelle’s post about her writing experiment. She kept track of her writing and figured out when she was really working. Then she used what she learned to increase her productivity. I think I know my process, but this might help you figure yours out. And improve it.

The Three Biggest Surprises When Starting (or Attempting) a Daily Writing Habit – Sterling & Stone
http://sterlingandstone.net/starting-daily-writing-habit/

Home can work

For years, I’ve wanted an office away from home, more than just a “room of one’s own” to work on my “extracurricular” writing projects. It hasn’t been an option, so I’ve done what I can from the house. Here are a few good tips to make working at home work. (Noise cancelling headphones, hmm…)
Get in the Zone: 5 Tips for Eliminating Distractions and Staying Productive When Working from Home – Social-Hire
http://www.social-hire.com/career–interview-advice/5201/get-in-the-zone-5-tips-for-eliminating-distractions-and-staying-productive-when-working-from-home

Do it daily

Keeping at it — writing every day — is a challenge many face. Even the greats, John Steinbeck, for example, face it. For a glimpse into Steinbeck’s routine and the doubts he overcame, here is a synopsis of Working Days, his journal of The Grapes of Wrath. Then write. And repeat.

Working Days: John Steinbeck, the Art of Discipline, and the Diary as a Pacemaker for the Heartbeat of Creative Work | Brain Pickings
http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/03/02/john-steinbeck-working-days/