Category Archive: Setting Goals

The One Promise You Should Make to Yourself as a Writer

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If there’s one promise you should make to yourself as a writer, it’s this: Finish your manuscript. Amy McLane and I stood in the parking lot (we are the Parking Lot Confessional, after… Continue reading

Starting a Writing Regiment

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The one piece of advice I hear over and over again on how to be a writer is a rather simple tidbit. Just write. It’s not wrong. If you’re not writing, you have… Continue reading

Confessional Classic: 3 Tips to Make Your Writing Stronger

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The PLC is on vacation, please to be enjoying some of our favorite posts from the vault. Happy Holidays! This week’s 3 Things… theme is 3 Things I wish I’d known then. Here… Continue reading

Be Prepared to Submit!

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Sounds, uh, colorful, doesn’t it? I also toyed with the idea of naming this post “Spread em!” but I figured Amy Nichols and S.C. Green would probably hunt me down with those mutant… Continue reading

New Year’s Goals: Do you even remember them?

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Back in January I set goals for the year. In years past, I set very specific goals: finish novel, save money for a new house, train dog to eat the neighbor’s flowers, et… Continue reading

Don’t get in your own way: staying goal-oriented through depression

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Please note: while I do suffer bouts of depression, my milady is mild enough that most of my life I have confused it with ennui, apathy, or laziness. I do not take medication… Continue reading

3 Tips to Make Your Writing Stronger

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This week’s 3 Things… theme is 3 Things I wish I’d known then. Here are three pieces of advice on writing I wish I had understood as a wee moppet with 12 point… Continue reading

I Want A Dream Agent, So I Don’t Have To Dream Alone

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It’s confession week, and that means time for us PLCers to recap what we’ve been up to, writing-wise, for the month. I’ve finally finished my revisions on The Iron Key and gotten everything… Continue reading

When to Put the Pen Down and Back Up Again

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As some of you know, I’m currently attempting to revise my first novel. I’m here to tell you I made a huge mistake. I waited too long. I’ve heard from countless sources that… Continue reading

In Praise of Printing (and putting down the game controller)

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I confess that abandoning my video game was a pretty darn good idea (Sorry Lightning!). Lightning: That’s OK, I’ll just be over here punching this guy in the face until you get back.… Continue reading

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