{Ramblings on} Top 10 Writing Tips Posts of 2015

Source: Top 10 Writing Tips Posts of 2015

As a writer, I often am inspired by others words. I also understand that I have writing slumps.

I am in one of those now.

I have total first-world problem stress right now. Our home is still in semi-chaos since we had our floors refinished. It’s frustrating to look for an item and not be able to find it. To think you know where something is, and it’s not there. To still have piles of books in bedrooms.


Talk about analysis paralysis. I can’t find my tools, can’t find the space to work, am committed to keeping our communal areas of our home clean and clear, and can’t seem to finish.

It’s frustrating.

To be overwhelmed by the clutter. I am in-process of implementing the KonMari Method — finding joy in everything in my home — but we’re also trying to live through the process. I haven’t gotten to the point in the book that discusses if Marie has children, but I’m guessing not. I’m guessing that she doesn’t have to share intimate space with anyone, or animals to walk, or children to homeschool — running errands and cleaning up from construction. Waiting for contractors who never show, doctors appointments, haircuts….

Life can get in the way.

The ubiquitous “they” say, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions,” and I feel it even more today than other days. Does this make me a pessimist? Perhaps. I like to think that it’s living in reality, but reality has gotten me down today. Reality has me realizing that I’m not as far along my minimalism/Margin path as I thought. I am frustrated that I’m a work in progress — like my house.

Most days I feel great about realizing I’m imperfect, God has given me grace, I am a work in progress. Today, as I watch my Seahawks come from behind {don’t tell me how it ends!} I realize that a deep breath can do wonders. I can get back to that positive space that will enable me to get up, get going, and do the work I have to do.

My work isn’t just that I’m a mother, teacher, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, friend…I am a writer. Writing is my work.

Today, my aggravation and frustration will not overcome. I will utilize the tools available to me, thoughts from other writers, time with family and friends, which will allow me to do the work I want to do.

Are you struggling with your writing today?


Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”…


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