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Category Archives: Discipline

Comfort With Discomfort

I’m thinking today of Sons of the Wolf, a wonderful Gothic suspense by Barbara Michaels (AKA Elizabeth Peters) that I read years and years ago.  I remember this one scene where the protagonist was locked in a tower, and outside her room was a large, muscular, violent dog.  She needed to get out to help [...]

Are We Still Doing Resolutions?

My computer organization is still ongoing (or slow-going, as the case may be (and in fact is)).  One of the files I’ve come across is this rather depressing list. Things I Want More of in my Life Healthy food Home-cooked meals Work Reading Exercise Regular sleeping hours Keeping up with family and friends Cleanliness Why [...]

Bridge Building 101

You know that feeling you get when you sit down at your desk in the morning? That ugh, I don’t want to be here, maybe I should get some cocoa or browse around the interwebs, blah, mornings suck kind of feeling? If you don’t, you’re luckier than me. That’s how I feel pretty much every [...]

Here’s To Misery!

Recently I’ve been having a lot of trouble staying on task. I’m approaching the end of the book (or at least the end of the first draft), but for some reason it’s become really hard to run this last lap. For help, I looked to Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art, which was rated reasonably [...]

I Could Really Go For an Overpriced Sissy Drink About Now

Over the past several months I’ve been toting my laptop out to the Borders and working there. It’s been a big win for me, productivity-wise. I don’t get distracted by the chores that need doing around the house. There’s no refrigerator to poke around in. And I’m about 100% less likely to curl up in [...]