Social Media Makes Me More Creative and Less Productive

I'll admit it; the more I use social media the less productive I seem to get.  At the same time, the more I use social media, the deeper I think, the more creative I get, and the more connected I feel.  So... sort of a catch-22.  Social media both detracts and enhances my life. I work from home, on a computer, so it is too easy to keep checking email, glancing at Facebook, and peeking at my Twitter stream.  I used to spend those moments when I was trying to figure out a plot line in a book lying quietly on the sofa, thinking.  Now I am much more likely to skim some status updates while I try to work out the literary situation in my mind. ...more
Rita Arens I don't know if I have the patience to write long hand :-)  But I am thinking of ... more

Social Media Makes Me More Creative and Less Productive

I'll admit it; the more I use social media the less productive I seem to get.  At the same time, the more I use social media, the deeper I think, the more creative I get, and the more connected I feel.  So... sort of a catch-22.  Social media both detracts and enhances my life. I work from home, on a computer, so it is too easy to keep checking email, glancing at Facebook, and peeking at my Twitter stream.  I used to spend those moments when I was trying to figure out a plot line in a book lying quietly on the sofa, thinking.  Now I am much more likely to skim some status updates while I try to work out the literary situation in my mind. ...more
BlindedBite So interesting!  I've been taking notes on paper in a bullet journal, and yesterday ... more

Social Media Makes Me More Creative and Less Productive

I'll admit it; the more I use social media the less productive I seem to get.  At the same time, the more I use social media, the deeper I think, the more creative I get, and the more connected I feel.  So... sort of a catch-22.  Social media both detracts and enhances my life. I work from home, on a computer, so it is too easy to keep checking email, glancing at Facebook, and peeking at my Twitter stream.  I used to spend those moments when I was trying to figure out a plot line in a book lying quietly on the sofa, thinking.  Now I am much more likely to skim some status updates while I try to work out the literary situation in my mind. ...more
HeatherScott It's made me rethink how and when I work. more

I'm Grateful My Book is a Kindle Daily Deal Today (and I Wish Everyone's Book Could Be)

My latest book, Apart at the Seams, is being offered up for the next 24 hours as the Kindle Daily Deal. (Get it while it's only $1.99!) I am so grateful to Amazon for the opportunity because I know it makes a huge difference in getting the book into readers' hands. I published all four of my books through traditional publishers, so you may not think there is anything I could possibly say about self-publishing. But I've thought about the world of self-publishing a lot, and about how it relates to traditional publishing, for a long time. There are a few reasons why traditional publishing still has an edge over self-publishing, but there is one very simple thing self-publishing could do to turn the tide. ...more
AreYouFinishedYet Thank you :-) I see it as having a promising future too.  Right now, it's a ... more

Adding New Fall TV Shows to the Returning Favorites On My Tivo

I love TV. I don’t understand how people can live without a television, because I love the feeling of getting lost in a show and yelling at the characters. I get invested in the storylines and am super sad over the summer when there is NOTHING new to watch besides a million episodes of House Hunters. New Fall TV Show "Red Band Society" Image: FOX Current Favorites To give you an idea of what I like, here’s what my current Tivo list looks like: ...more
JoulesDellinger Melissa Ford I think it starts on September.  Maybe end of September?  You can ... more

Adding New Fall TV Shows to the Returning Favorites On My Tivo

I love TV. I don’t understand how people can live without a television, because I love the feeling of getting lost in a show and yelling at the characters. I get invested in the storylines and am super sad over the summer when there is NOTHING new to watch besides a million episodes of House Hunters. New Fall TV Show "Red Band Society" Image: FOX Current Favorites To give you an idea of what I like, here’s what my current Tivo list looks like: ...more
For current shows, my favourite is Doctor Who.  But for new shows, I'm excited for NBC's A to ... more

Thank the Friends You've Met Online for #InternetFriendDay

Do you know why #InternetFriendDay is trending on Twitter?  Because today is the day that we give a huge verbal hug to the friends we've met online.  Those people that you met through your blog.  Or the ones that you started following on Twitter just because they were funny, but that connection bloomed into a friendship.  The people you waited all year to see at the annual BlogHer conference, and then stayed up all night talking to in your hotel room. Those people. ...more
I'll kick off the comments by thanking my friend, Lori (http://lavenderluz.com/).  I don't know ... more

NaBloPoMo September 2014 Blogroll

The theme for September is HEALING. ...more
TheImp No, as the main post says, the theme is there if you want it, but you can always chart ... more

Tell Us About Your Kitty for World Cat Day!

Cat lovers unite! (Dog lovers, go find something else to do.) Today is World Cat Day. Yes, a very real holiday, just like Christmas and Arbor Day.  We've rounded up some of our favourite cat blogs and social media accounts to help you celebrate. Join the party by telling us about YOUR kitty. ...more
calista.cmb I love how each have such distinct personalities. more

Tell Us About Your Kitty for World Cat Day!

Cat lovers unite! (Dog lovers, go find something else to do.) Today is World Cat Day. Yes, a very real holiday, just like Christmas and Arbor Day.  We've rounded up some of our favourite cat blogs and social media accounts to help you celebrate. Join the party by telling us about YOUR kitty. ...more
luckylori11 I love the names! more