FOCUS
Craft of Writing

FOCUS

I asked my daughter Ali how she saw self-discipline operating in my writing life since she was along for the ride, and here’s what she said: “Even if it was close to the deadline, you just did it. Your main method was—no matter what, you worked and worked and finished the manuscript by the deadline….

Refocus Beyond the Obstacle
Craft of Writing

Refocus Beyond the Obstacle

I still remember the spring day years ago when I pulled up to the equestrian center where we boarded our flashy Belgian Draft horse. My two daughters scrambled out of the car and rushed to their riding lesson. The girls rode Hunter Jumper, complete with an English saddle, tight breeches and tall black boots. I…

The Self-control Challenge
Inspiration

The Self-control Challenge

How would you feel if you were assigned to write a blog about self-discipline? Me? I’m thinking about chocolate right now. Or cookies hot out of the oven.  If you’d asked me to write about celebrating in December, I’d be your girl. But self-discipline in January? I systematically purged my pantry and refrigerator after our…