Blog Posts from Dani
Posted by Dani Wade Jun 8 2010, 12:01 am in juggling real life, time management, writer's advice
It’s that time of the year again, when kids are out of school, the days are long and warm, and afternoons by the pool are the norm. I wish!!! In actuality, the kids are out of school, the fighting has commenced, and I’m struggling to write and work with two children underfoot. Afternoons by the pool are few and far between, and I find myself wishing I had the money to hire a nanny.
Posted by Dani Wade May 25 2010, 12:01 am in perseverance
I realized early on that success was tied to not giving up. Most people in this business gave up and went on to other things. If you simply didn’t give up, you would outlast the people who came in on the bus with you.
Posted by Dani Wade Feb 22 2010, 12:01 am in inspiration, motivation, writer's advice
Burnout: 1. the point at which a rocket’s fuel or oxidizer is completely burned up and the rocket enters its free-flight phase or is jettisoned. 2. a state of emotional exhaustion caused by the stresses of one’s work or responsibilities. (Webster’s Dictionary)
Posted by Dani Wade Jan 22 2010, 12:01 am in Free-For-All Friday
Today is the day to throw out all those questions swirling through your writer’s brain. The Q&A days have been wonderfully popular, with all kinds of information being exchanged. I know I’ve learned a great deal from them. And isn’t it wonderful to feel like you aren’t alone in your musings? So the sisters have […]
Posted by Dani Wade Dec 28 2009, 8:00 am in goals, motivation, resolutions
As each year draws to a close, I always find myself contemplating the coming year as if it were a blank slate – an opportunity to strive for something new and exciting. And being the plotter that I am, I must set a concrete path before me or I’ll get to the end of the […]
Posted by Dani Wade Nov 23 2009, 12:01 am in benefits of writing, writer's life
I’ve been writing (at least, more than the occasional card or Christmas letter) for about seven years now. Some of those years have been wonderful, filled with words that flowed and finals in contests. Some have been really rough, such as my pregnancy with my son when I couldn’t string five decent words together to […]
Posted by Dani Wade Oct 28 2009, 12:10 am in nano
No, this isn’t some strange, Star Trek thing… NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month, held every November by the Office of Letters and Light, a non-profit organization founded by Chris Baty. What started out over 10 years ago as 21 friends determined to finally write that novel they never got around to, has […]