Tag: Evan Carmichael

So Close….

After Christmas, the temptation is strong to just coast to the New Year. It’s still the holiday season and there’s no need to do any real work (as a creative) between now and then. Is there? Yes and no. What’s that supposed to mean? Yes. The hard push is done. Holiday orders and commissions have […]

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Motivational Ideas

Since I mentioned the difficulty I was having with “just not feeling it” yesterday, I thought I would share a few motivational ideas with you. Once I got started, I wrote about 1,400 words. I credit it to a couple things. 1. BICHOK – Butt in chair, hands on keyboard. 2. Productivity music. I mentioned […]

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Some Days, I’m Just Not Feeling It

Today is one of them. I feel about as motivated and useful as the old tires in this picture. There are many reasons for this that I won’t get into here. I’ve thought about opening my novel file and making myself write anyway. Is there any use in that? Sometimes yes. Sometimes no. I’m really […]

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Is It Better to Work in Silence or With Background Noise?

There was a time that I would say it is better to work with some background noise. Hands-down. I thought I got more done and it felt kind of more like an office-with-coworkers environment. I typically had the TV on Food Network. It wasn’t ever up loud, but enough that I knew there was something […]

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