The Pros and Cons of Project Management Software for Comic Creators

There are pros and cons to each project management software, but ideally, you just have to figure out what works best for your brain and the people you’re working with.

Schedules, Inspiration, and Words Per Day: Have You become Your Own Worst Taskmaster?

The advice is abundant, but one thing keeps poking through: Daily Word Count. Great novelists do it, amateur writers do it, blogs and ‘How To’ lists espouse it. Don’t become that boss who walks in with a list of tasks and no idea how things really work on the ground level.

How to Know When It’s Time To Move On

I hate big changes. I kind of always have, when I was kid and my parents would mention they were thinking about moving, I would immediately begin to cry. We moved a lot when I was little, I went to four different elementary schools. Each move came with new struggles, bullying, and loss, so forContinue reading “How to Know When It’s Time To Move On”

Writing Sprints – What They Are And How They Can Help You Finish What You’re Working On

I started doing writing sprints 5 or 6 years ago, during NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and I still use them pretty often today. I am not the fastest writer when it comes to typing under a time crunch, but sprints are a quick and easy way for me to get some words on theContinue reading “Writing Sprints – What They Are And How They Can Help You Finish What You’re Working On”

How To Declutter Your Digital Life – Digital Tools Vs. Digital Distraction

I’ve been reading Cal Newport’s “Digital Minimalism” over the last few weeks. Like many people in their 30s, I started using social media in my early 20s and I’ve just continued to use it, without realizing how much digital clutter was making its way into my life. I did not realize the negative impact digitalContinue reading “How To Declutter Your Digital Life – Digital Tools Vs. Digital Distraction”

Trello – A Visual Way To Plan Your Productivity

I recently discovered a great new tool for productivity tracking called Trello that has helped me a ton! I still use my bullet journal as well, but I keep my monthly goals and planned projects on my Trello board as well so that way they’re just a click away when I’m working on various projects.Continue reading “Trello – A Visual Way To Plan Your Productivity”

How To Achieve Your Goals With An Accountability Buddy

Creative work can be isolating and it is easy to lose your motivation when you feel like you spend day in and day out working on your projects alone. Finding a friend or creative partner to help you stay on task is a great way to keep yourself motivated. I have had a few differentContinue reading “How To Achieve Your Goals With An Accountability Buddy”

Why You Should Trade in New Year’s Resolutions and Set Goals Instead

One year ago, my best friend and I sat down and set goals for the year.  She and I have spent the last three years or so encouraging and supporting each other toward our goals.  I remember right around the time that she and I got serious about our work, a friend in our communityContinue reading “Why You Should Trade in New Year’s Resolutions and Set Goals Instead”

A Geeky Guide to Leveling Up

In a video game, when you gain enough experience points and you’ve fought enough monsters, you level up.  Leveling up generally means that two things happen: First, you get access to better equipment and new quests, and second, the quests also have leveled up and you face a new level difficulty.  So how do youContinue reading “A Geeky Guide to Leveling Up”

Productively Tools: RescueTime, Momentum, and Strict Workflow

If you are anything like me, you probably hop on the computer and at first you’re totally ready to write, but only after you check facebook.  And tumblr.  And several other sites that suck your time into the void, never to return. I won’t lie, I still do this, but I’ve found a few handyContinue reading “Productively Tools: RescueTime, Momentum, and Strict Workflow”