Day 193 of 365:

{Motivate Me Monday}

Sometimes I write little post-it notes to remind myself to do things.  Actually, it’s more than just sometimes.  It write notes to myself all the time……so here’s my Monday Morning Mantra.  A gentle, firm, reminder that I will post to my bulletin board:

dear me

Should do the trick to get my butt in gear today, huh?




-Janice 🙂



Because It’s Friday

Day 176 of 365:

Easy going on a Friday, right?

So I blogged yesterday about when I started my editing and re-writes last October.

Today I thought I’d show what my editing looks like today, 8 months later:


Yup, this is pretty much where I live now.  Charts and maps ever-expanding, printed manuscripts fanned out….a rainbow of post-it notes in a fountain-like cascade around me.  Skin stained high-lighter yellow.

Some days I feel like I am trapped in a cocoon made of paper, words and ink.

Some days I feel like I am drowning in nouns and verbs.

Some days I want to pull my hair out.

But most days?  I love this writing shit.






Started With Determination…

Day 158 of 365:

{Motivate Me Monday}

go to bed

So I accomplished a lot today, with regards to the novel, which I swear will be the death of me some days.  Is it normal to feel so drained?  Emotionally and mental exhausted from writing?  How do I know when I’ve had enough?  I don’t.

Some days seem longer than most.  Today was one of those.

But I got a lot done, wrote a heck of a lot and feel good about it.

Determined?  Yes.  Every day.

Satisfied?  Yes, but I still have lots of work to do.



-Janice 🙂


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