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Organizing the Writing Life: Business

Organizing The Writing Life: Business. Jill Kemerer

It’s been over a decade since I submitted my first proposal to an editor who’d requested it. Back then I wrote in our living room, where I had a small folding chair and a tiny table for a desk. I didn’t care! I was so excited to finally be taking the plunge and sending out my work.

Over the years, everything got more complicated. Between digital drafts, contracts, author copies of my books, income/expense reports and all the other million and one items I need to be able to access easily, there was no way a tiny table was going to cut it. I had to come up with a system.

Thankfully, I adore systems!

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Let’s Set Goals {May 2020}

Let's Set Goals {May 2020}. Setting Goals, Jill Kemerer

I’m big on setting goals. By listing them and breaking them down into manageable chunks, I accomplish more than I think possible. My process is to set monthly goals, then at the beginning of each week, I create daily goals that will work within my current schedule.

Each month I share how I did the previous month as well as my new goals. Let’s get to it!

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Extra Time. No Motivation

Extra Time. No Motivation By Jill Kemerer

The lockdown continues. I have a deadline soon, and I’ve continued to work on my book every weekday. When it’s time to make dinner, I’m relieved to not have to be creative. But thenevening looms, and a whole different set of problems arises.

You see, I’m a lockdown failure.

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Spring Thoughts

Spring Thoughts By Jill Kemerer

As I write this, I’m sitting on the couch with a blanket over my legs. My mini-doxie, Sophie, is on my lap under the blanket. She’s not happy unless she’s under a blanket, preferably on my lap, and I’m glad. It’s nice having her warm little body next to mine.

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Let’s Set Goals {April 2020}

Let's Set Goals April 2020

I’m big on setting goals. By listing them and breaking them down into manageable chunks, I accomplish more than I think possible. My process is to set monthly goals, then at the beginning of each week, I create daily goals that will work within my current schedule.

Each month I share how I did the previous month as well as my new goals. Let’s get to it!

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My Favorite Hymns {Day Seven}

My Favorite Hymns Day Seven

I’ve been sharing my favorite hymns here over the past several days. This is the final installment. This has been only a tiny sampling of the hymns I love. I hope they’ve given you comfort and strength.

My Favorite Hymns {Day Seven}

Today’s hymn makes me cry! Every time! Carrie Underwood and Vince Gill bring it home in this video.

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My Favorite Hymns {Day Six}

My Favorite Hymns Day 6

I’m sharing my favorite hymns here for several days. I hope they comfort and encourage you as well as give you strength.

My Favorite Hymns {Day Six}

Today’s hymn is so powerful and uplifting! I love how the choir and the orchestra combine to bring this beautiful song to life.

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My Favorite Hymns {Day Five}

My Favorite Hymns Day 5

For several days, I’m sharing my favorite hymns here. I hope they comfort and encourage you as well as give you strength.

My Favorite Hymns {Day Five}

Today’s hymn gives me peace. I’m excited because I’ve never heard Susan Ann before, and I really like what she does with this one.

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My Favorite Hymns {Day Four}

My Favorite Hymns Day 4

For several days, I’m sharing my favorite hymns here. I hope they comfort and encourage you as well as give you strength.

My Favorite Hymns {Day Four}

Today’s hymn is an uplifting one. The tune I grew up with is this one. It might not be the version you’ve heard. It’s performed by the Lutheran Quartet. They do a beautiful job. I do wish you could hear this version by a full church congregation. It’s powerful!

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