These days, more and more people are turning towards the remote work lifestyle, not just because of the pandemic, but because people are increasingly interested in prioritizing their wellbeing and having more of a work-life balance. For some, this simply means being able to work from home, but for others, it means traveling and working on the road or from a remote destination.
With so many distractions coming your way, it can be hard to focus on the task at hand. If you’re a freelance writer or work in any writing capacity, you know how important it is to meet deadlines efficiently and consistently. Juggling this while working from home only makes things that much harder. But it doesn’t have to.
While finding a remote work-life balance between managing projects for your writing position and keeping your personal life in check can seem complicated at times, there are a lot of tried and true tips and tricks to help you out. You’d be surprised how some tweaks to your routine and adding on smart home technology devices can completely revolutionize your work-day flow.
I bet I got you at “procrastinate”, didn’t I?
All of us procrastinate – some more than others. I do think you’ll agree that procrastination seems to be most tempting when there’s a deadline looming, yes?
Let’s face it – writers get stuck. Some get stuck a lot. Others not so much. Still, it happens, and when it does, we deal with the situation in our own ways. I dare say, though, that writing prompts are one of the best tools to get unstuck.
Today, how about some horror writing prompts? After all, the spooky season is right around the corner (a quick visit to Walmart attests to that).
One thing I guarantee: they will bring out your dark side.
Whether you are a horror writer or you just want to flex your creative juices, these horror writing prompts ought to send chills down your spine – which may or may not be a good thing.
Stephen King fan?
This is something you don’t want to miss. A short story that has never been published before — Red Screen — is available for a limited time (7 more days as of writing) for only $5!
There are many aspects to freelance writing, and to be honest it can have its tiresome side. This is not a rant (okay, maybe a little), and I hope you will find some useful nuggets of information in today’s post.
The other day, I shared an article about my experiences with writing through tough times and what I do to keep on going. Obviously, things haven’t changed much since then, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s the same with you.
One of the buzzwords in the past year or is mental health. Given what we are dealing with, this comes as no surprise.
So, my question to you today is this: How are you taking care of your mental health these days?
They say writing is therapeutic, but those of us who write for a living know very well that it is not always the case. In fact, it could be the opposite. Deadlines — looming and past — can throw all semblance of therapeutic out the window.
It has been said that the contents of your bag say something about you. I thought why not have a little fun today, and check in with you guys about what’s in your bag.