Getting in the zone is tough, and there are some days when our brains just will not cooperate with us. They become easily distracted by shiny things, enticing noises, and the allure of social media. Sometimes a dead leaf being blown across the lawn is enough to draw attention away from the task at hand.… Continue reading 3 Tips For When You Can’t Stop Procrastinating – The Anxious Author
The Secret Library household isn't religious, but we do enjoy a few days to relax and giant chocolate eggs. What better way to celebrate the start of spring? I'm taking a break from being an Anxious Author today (if that's possible) to relax with my husband. I will, of course, be worrying endlessly about weeks… Continue reading Happy Easter From The Secret Library!
Authors have a stereotype. To the rest of the world, authors are seriously coffee drinkers who work into the wee hours, fast tracking themselves to osteoporosis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Only authors will know whether or not this is a true representation of the career. (It is.) Because so many authors tend to curl up… Continue reading 3 Items Authors Should Hoard Guilt-Free – The Anxious Author
There are only twenty-four hours in a day. For most people, that's nowhere near enough to do everything they want to get done. This is especially true for Anxious Authors, who would happily complete an entire novel in a day if time was no object, and had access to unlimited coffee. On our busiest days,… Continue reading The 3 Best Hours To Write – The Anxious Author
I mean, I knew this when I first started. I wasn't under the impression that life would magically become stress-free when I started authoring full-time. Not only did every author I spoke to confirm it, but the sheer amount of work involved suggested sleepless nights were on the table. This is my first time putting… Continue reading No Matter What You Do, Dream Jobs Are Hard Work