Who’s in control: you or the clock?

How do you mark off your days? By the clock, a to-do list, or a busy schedule? In modern Western culture, we live and breathe the phrase, “Time is money.” We rehearse and rehash our daily routines, reschedule our meeting and double-check our lists, and hurry from one thing to another prompted by the clock and alarms. Recently my husband… Read More

I need a good dose of self discipline

One of the hardest things about writing–for me, at least–is the constant application of self discipline that is required: At the beginning, and at every ensuing stage, the task can look overwhelming. There is a plethora of chaos that needs to be organized and structured into an interesting and readable format. I have to make bargains… Read More