Productivity Tip #2: Start the Day with a Positive Attitude

Positive thinking is necessary if you ever hope to accomplish your goals*—whether your goal is something big like becoming a New York Times Bestselling author or something small like how many times you can use expletive construction without driving your editor insane. I know I’d never be able to eat half so many books or … Continue reading Productivity Tip #2: Start the Day with a Positive Attitude

A Day in Mariposa’s Office: Celebrating the Best Month of the Year

Contrary to the headline, this month is not the best month of the year. Organized Authorosaurus that I am, I write my posts a month in advance, which means whatever you’re reading now I wrote so long ago that I probably don’t even remember what I wrote. That means the headline is referring to April—which … Continue reading A Day in Mariposa’s Office: Celebrating the Best Month of the Year

18 Resolutions Every Writer Needs to Make

Happy New Year, humans! Did you stay up till midnight? My friends and I got together and had a dino-opoly competition, ate prehistoric pizza, and watched Drawassic Park. But it’s a new year now and that means... 358 DAYS TILL NEXT CHRISTMAS! No, seriously, it actually means my inbox is flooded with fitness advertisements (I … Continue reading 18 Resolutions Every Writer Needs to Make

14 Reasons I Am (or Will Be) Thankful I’m Not Writing

Are you enjoying NaNoWriMo? I hope so, because I’m not. I’m already two weeks into NaNoWriMo and my word count is up to 40,000. My book-eating count is up to 50,000. And my energy count is down to zero. I can’t believe it, but I’m sick of eating books. And even more of writing books. … Continue reading 14 Reasons I Am (or Will Be) Thankful I’m Not Writing

6 Reasons Why Drinking Coffee Can Ruin Your Writing Career

I've always wondered where you non-writing people got the notion that most writers like to drink coffee. My boss lady can’t stand it (though she does pleasantly sniff it from time to time). She doesn’t even drink coffee when it’s drowned in chocolate, smothered in sugar, pumped with syrups, and squirted with a whole can … Continue reading 6 Reasons Why Drinking Coffee Can Ruin Your Writing Career