Five Ways to Overcome Monkey Mind

Yesterday morning, I tried to write. But my mind kept jumping from thoughts to tasks to temptations—Facebook, Twitter, cookies, chocolate. I knew my time was limited—I had a full day of coaching calls ahead of me. I couldn’t move my writing time to a better slot later in the day. And... Read More

Fifteen Minutes a Day

Last week I stumbled on a wonderful idea: author Laurie Halse Anderson challenged writers to write fifteen minutes a day (WFMAD). That’s it. There are no additional rules, no word count goals, no projects to complete—just write for fifteen minutes every single day. I’ve been talking to a number of... Read More