Exalted: Chapter 1

In a land far away, where kings and queens still reigned supreme, there lived a girl who wanted more than what the crown had to offer her. Though born into privilege and married into greater prestige, every night she took to the streets of the city, unseen and free. Normally a pardonable offense to a…

Writing Life: Brandon Sanderson

Productivity Measure (Hours/Pages/Words) Minimum 2,000 words or 10 pages. Some days Sanderson would write for 4 – 5 hours, and some days it would be 14 – 16 hours. Morning Person/Night Owl Sanderson writes at night, though he’s usually working on a story 24/7. Even if he’s not physically writing, he will be thinking about…

How to Use Your Emotions to Amp Your Productivity

First Things First…Figure Out Your Planning Method You’re gonna need this before you can put your emotions to work for you. Check out the planning method in the video below: It is essentially a simplified version of most productivity tips out there and I’m a sucker for simplicity. Her productivity toolkit basically contains a: daily…

Stay Upright

Moses said to his people, “Seek help in Allah, and be patient. The earth belongs to Allah. He gives it in inheritance to whomever He wills of His servants, and the future belongs to the righteous.” – Quran Chapter 7, verse 128 The future belongs to the righteous, the people who do well, stick to…

Daily Gems – Routines

“Think, act, eat, rest. So what are we talking about? We’re talking about a schedule. I realized my strength is in my routine. Why? Because I’m not as strong as I thought I was. I’m not as intelligent as I thought I was. I don’t want it as bad as I thought I wanted it….

Printable – Every Year Calendar

Wake up every morning to this reusable every year coffee-themed calendar. Available in 8.5″ x 11″ or 11″ x 17″. Can be bound, hole-punched or used as a large desk calendar. Blank boxes so days can be filled in depending on the year it is used.

Daily Gems – Measure & Confidence

Insights: View Your Bank Account Daily Aka the ‘track yourself’ advice. Akin to making a daily journal of just a list of what you ate or what expenses you’ve incurred. What was the saying? “What gets measured, gets managed.” Know that You Add Value in Some Way This is something I struggle with a lot….

Writing Process of Bestselling Author – Andy Weir (“The Martian”)

History: Shooting for the Stars and Falling Short (Temporarily) Years ago, after being let go of from AOL, Andy used¬†the money he earned from selling off his AOL stock options to take 3 years off to write. He wrote two books, the second of which he attempted to get published but was unsuccessful. Normally seen…

Top 10 Insights to Help Set Up a Writing Habit

The secret to success is in the habits you possess. One vital thing that sets successful writers apart from the ones that never make it are their habits. Their ability to come back to their work day after day, regardless of zombie apocalypses and new episodes of Orange is the New Black. Chris Fox¬†correctly identifies…

How to Realign Yourself When You’ve Lost Your Way

I’ve been running on a high recently. I have managed to maintain a positive attitude despite not having a job, not knowing whether I was on the right career path and wrestling with the decision of whether or not I should go back to school to obtain a designation for said career I am on…