HOME FIRE:  THE BIG YEAR  WINNERS!

CONGRATULATIONS TO NANCY E!  (FROM THE DASSEL-COKATO CRAFT FAIR DRAWING)
AND TO JULIE T!  (FROM THE GOOD SHEPHERD CRAFT FAIR DRAWING)

OTHER WINNERS:
AMY G.

DOROTHY H.

Nancy L. 

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Nancy Ann Books
PO Box 47392
Plymouth, MN 55447

Home Fire:  The Journey Home  is now on  Amazon!

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Congratulations to Mary Kay!  She is the winner of my copy of "The Locket"!
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Writer’s Workout

Dealing with Writer’s Block

By Nancy Ann

One of the most frustrating things you’ll encounter as a writer is writer’s block.  Here are a few tips that can help you deal with it:

●Stand up and walk away from your computer.  Do something that will stimulate your brain.  Don’t just trade your computer screen for your TV screen.  Go for a walk or read a book.

●Shift gears.  Say you have the following three goals for 2015:

            1.  Write a book.

            2.  Market that book.

            3.  Create a website.

If writer’s block is keeping you from progressing on your book, then focus on marketing for a while or work on your website.  This way you’re at least still moving forward toward reaching your goals.

●It may sound strange, but it works for me.  Take a shower.  Some of my best writing ideas come to me while I’m in the shower!  Maybe it’s because the warm water relaxes tensed muscles and just allows a person to just think.  I’m not sure, but I know that it works!

●Always remember, even though at times it doesn’t feel like it, that your writer’s block will pass and you’ll be back on track again!

Nancy’s Notes

Staying on Track

By Nancy Ann

We’re only a few weeks in, but have you already fallen behind with your 2015 goals?  If so, what caused you to break away from your schedule?

The most common reason to this is procrastination.  A good procrastinator can always reason his way out of getting a job or an assignment completed on time.  Are a good procrastinator?  Be honest with yourself!  Sharpen your debating skills and argue with yourself until the you with the goals wins!

Plain old laziness is another obstacle that keeps a person from staying on track.  Perhaps you’re in school and when you get home you just don’t feel like writing.  Instead you plop down in front of the TV.  Once you do so, your odds of bilking up the motivation to write will diminish greatly.  Try this, at the end of the school day, keep reminding yourself that you have one more class once you get home.  Convince yourself of this and hold yourself accountable to that class.  If you don’t, just as you would in school, you will fail.

It could be, too, that you’ve overloaded yourself with unrealistic goals.  Review your 2015 goal list and make sure that you are physically able to reach these goals based on the 24 hour day.  It’s fine to push yourself, but be certain to allow for eating healthy, adequate sleep, and family time.  If you don’t, you’re likely to burn out.

So, if you’ve already fallen behind, take a quick look and track how you’ve spent your time so far this year.  Address any procrastination or laziness issues you may have and get back on schedule by Jan. 31.  Once you establish and keep a routine, you’ll be more productive and less overwhelmed.



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